I purchased some fresh peonies from the local Abbotsford florist, because really, who doesn’t love fresh flowers?!?!? I mean, I really love fresh flowers in my house. Especially ones that are super fragrant. As I cut the stems and arranged them in a vase I got an idea. *BOING* A light bulb went off in my head, just like it does in the cartoons. So I approached my 8 year old daughter and asked if she would let me take some portraits of her in my studio. Naturally, she rolled her eyes and sighed, “Mommmmmmmm. You always take photos of me.” Why yes, yes I do. Lol.
After a little convincing (and perhaps a little bribery, hee hee), I did her hair and wrapped her in pink fabric. That’s right people. This is not a dress…this is fabric. I often wrap my maternity clients in fabric if they don’t want to wear one of our studio’s maternity gowns. So, I simply used the same fabric on my daughter and put a fresh peonie in her hair. She held the second peonie and I swear I heard angels singing. As much as the little lady complains, she completely rocks every session she is in. Of course she takes direction well, so that helps. But it just goes to show that even if you think your kids aren’t cooperating, their images turn out spectacularly.
Once I edited these portraits, I showed my daughter. She put her hand over her mouth and said, “Mom, I look so pretty!” Her eyes were shining. I kissed her forehead and said, “Sweetie, you are always beautiful. I’m glad you let me take these to show you that.” She smiled and asked if I could please print one for her bedroom. And what was my reply. OF COURSE!!!! Because that is the purpose of having your portrait taken. To have it printed and enjoy it! So that is precisely what I will do. It makes me so happy that my kids love seeing their printed portraits. Research shows that there is a direct link between kids improved self-esteem and printed portraits in their home. Click here to read more!
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Much Love & Light,