Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Very Special Client

Last week was my daughter Sarah Beth's 2nd birthday.  I can't believe what a spunky little girl she has become!  I swear just yesterday she was barely walking, now I can't keep up with her.  For her "official" 2 year old portraits, we returned to the same location of her 1 year photo shoot, The Cradle of Forestry in the Pisgah Forest near Brevard, NC.  It is a wonderful place tucked in the mountains where you can learn about the first Forestry school in the U.S. and see where the students lived and worked.  Sarah Beth's favorite part of this visit was running through the old cabins they have scattered throughout the grounds.  She thought each one was her personal playhouse.

I also learned that being Mom and Photographer in one is not the easiest thing in the world when you're really trying to get a nice "sit-still" photo of a 2 year old.  She is very into holding Mommy's hand which presents obvious problems for the photographer side of me, but the Mommy side of me still loves her little fingers dancing across my palm.  Here are a few of my favorites from that day, as well as a few from our trip to a Sunflower field near Rock Hill, SC.

This Sunflower field was breathtaking.  It also was insanely hot and humid and abuzz with swarms of bees.  Not ideal conditions for a photo shoot but we snapped off a few shots before succumbing to our anxiety that Sarah Beth was going to be stung or pass out from heat exhaustion.


Mom in front of the camera.  Very rare photographs!

 A Sunflower Crown for the Birthday Princess.