June 05, 2013
Playtime with Emily
Playtime with Emily
This past weekend, I had two portrait sessions…one of which was with Miss Emily. Now, I would normally be posting pictures of Felicity during our beach vacation. However, as I started getting into this session, I couldn’t help but edit a few…which turned into a complete preview of our day together. So, vacation photos will have to wait.
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Emily is an intelligent, beautiful and witty two and a half year old. I say witty because she told her mother before she arrived that she would allow Miss Ashley to take one photo and walk away. LOL…kids…so funny.
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I’ve known Emily’s family for a few years now. Her daddy and my husband have worked together for a number of years. Emily looks just like her daddy…in my opinion. Sometime during the winter, Emily’s mother contacted me about my availability this spring. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to “shoot” Emily once the weather warmed up a bit.
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And warm up it did. North Carolina is infamous for skipping spring and jumping straight into summer. I was thankful for the cloud coverage and a cool breeze.
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What took a little longer to warm up was my little friend Emily. I never know what I’ll get when I’m going to photograph a child. Just a day earlier (I’ll share a preview of those photos on Friday I think), I photographed a family with a two year old and a six year old. They had me running everywhere. Emily, on the other hand, was much calmer.
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As we walked along, she told me everything from her favorite color…to the sounds of various animals. Within minutes, we were BFFs. We even turned on the music for a little dance party before hitting the playground.
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Once at the playground, I’m pretty sure that Emily forgot I was there to photograph her.
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In fact, we both took several trips down the slide. She thought it was hilarious that I went right after her…and then insisted that I do it again. I already have a hard time saying no…especially to cute toddlers.
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With that said, I had an incredible timing playing (and shooting) Emily. It’s clients like her that remind me why I left corporate America to be at home with my little girl…and become a photographer. I hope you enjoyed the preview!

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