Cecelia's 3rd Birthday Studio Session {Youngwood, PA}

 

This past weekend my husband and I brought my daughter into the studio to get updated pictures for her third birthday. Oh my gosh! Most parents will agree that picture time has a tendency to be difficult, especially for younger children. Cecelia is no exception - it doesn’t matter that I’ve been taking her pictures since before she could walk. In fact, it’s possible that with me taking her pictures she acts even worse than if a stranger would do it! (Right moms! Sometimes it feels like were the only person our kids WON’T listen to!)

So yeah, it was challenging - but in spite of all the challenges, we left the studio that day with so many beautiful pictures! Like - SO MANY - I didn’t even realize at the time. And I am SOO in love with them. I can not wait to get a few wall portraits made for our home.

I had hoped to get quite a bit of photos of Cecelia alone, but we actually only ended up with a couple. Kids like to interact with others for photos and I highly recommend if your having a session for your child that you plan to be in some of the pictures with them.

Contact me to book your session today!

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Little girl, you are everything to me! No kidding, I am almost crying putting this post together. That is how precious these pictures are to me.

 
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Whenever I look at pictures of her with daddy, it is hard to see any resemblance to me!

 
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You might not pose how I ask you to pose, but I’ll take what I can get!

 
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My mom popped in at this time to help with the family photos - family photo, check!

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Outfit change time! The truth - Cecelia was not a fan of her second dress AT ALL. By the time we did her outfit change she had pretty much had it with taking photos and was ready to be done. Singing and tickling got us through a few more!

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Family photo #2, check!

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Sometimes a light doesn’t fire and it works in your favor.

 
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At this point Cece laid down on the floor and would do no more. We for sure thought family picture time was over. Adam had brought his guitar along and since we hadn’t gotten to it yet I decided to get a photo of him alone before we turned in.

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If you don’t know my daughter - she loves guitar! I snapped a few pictures of daddy and all of a sudden she wants to participate! That face says it all!

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Our little musician in the making!

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And here it is, probably my favorite family picture of us of all time! And we had been so close to calling quits!

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Cecelia was now truly done and ran away out of the frame so what the heck - let’s take a few without her!

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I’m not sure when I’ll get us in the studio again - probably not until next year - but I’m so glad we made the time to do these now. Some things you plan, or try to plan, and some things are last minute, and sometimes everything goes perfect or sometimes they go very differently then expected but turn out just as beautiful. Every session is unique unto itself. Every person and every child different in their own way brings something of their own into the portrait. It can be the same setup over and over again, but it will never be exactly the same.

Contact me today to book your session! Don’t wait, before you know it another year has gone by!

Shout out to my mom who showed up to help snap the family photos of us - this would have been impossible without you!

 
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