Tuesday, September 4, 2012


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The sunflowers have peaked and my eyes have popped
out over some of the amazing sunflower patches I have seen.
Unfortunately, I hate to go onto someone's property to
take portraits.  So imagine my excitement when I found
a patch of sunflowers at our municipal garden.

Ten year old Madeline was perfect for
modeling with the sunny flowers.

At first, she didn't want to wear my sunflower hair accessory.
But after she put it in her hair, she loved it and
asked if she could wear it on her first day of
fifth grade today.

The municipal garden had other fall flowers
that we couldn't resist.

The fall flowers are great for portraits as
we wait for the leaves to change color.

Also wanted to eek out some last summer portraits
and use this blue chair I just found at a thrift store.

Madeline is a wonderful model!
She has the rare ability to give natural expressions
when not smiling. 

While shooting those portraits in my backyard,
our neighbor, seven year old Meadow joined in the fun.

She is missing her two front teeth and looked pouty
when she tried not to smile too big.
But I WANTED a big toothless smile because
that is her true self at this moment in time.

So, once she was back in her play clothes, I put her
on the blue chair and got her to laugh.

And, that is my favorite portrait of Meadow!
Seeing this photo of my daughter from last fall...
Has me all excited to take fall photos!!
Just starting to see a tinge of color change.