Every once in awhile I'll find inspiration in the most random places. A couple of weeks ago as my family walked into church, I saw my friend Monica's three girls dressed in the most beautiful little dresses. I asked Monica about them, and she said that her mother made them for the girls. What?! Those girls must, I say, MUST be photographed in those dresses......by me. Oh the ideas swirling in my head, the images of sweet pixies dancing around a meadow in colorful patchwork. So we made a date, and I thought and stewed over the images I wanted to create. I enlisted the help of one of the most talented girls I know in styling the session, you may remember her from this post. You may not know this, but my sister Lisa is so creative and has the ability to take the every day object and make it extraordinary. We didn't have much time, due to a busy week and some procrastinating by an unnamed person (stop pointing at me, Lisa). But I happily present to you, the scene we created for our little pixies to have a meadow teaparty.

 

teaparty setting.jpgHow cute is this! And take a look at the table.

teaparty tablescape.jpg  I didn't really want to give a ton of direction to the girls. I don't actually like to give kids a lot of direction on any of my shoots. I try and let them do what they do, interacting with them and giving some gentle coaxing here and there. The girls were a little timid at first, but the strawberries and cookies lured them in, and I think they had a wonderful time. Here are a few images from "the teaparty."

teaparty.jpg

child portraits.jpg

teaparty 4.jpg

meadow lark 1.jpg

beautiful pixie.jpg

lily p studio.jpg

Monica, thanks for letting me borrow your girls for the teaparty. I hope you will love and cherish these images, and this time in your girls' lives. It passes so fast, and the little moments fade so easily in our memories. It was such a fun session, I'm so thankful to be able to be inspired by the beauty around me, and capture that inspiration through my lens, and share it. I'll be adding a slideshow soon so stay tuned.

 

April 22, 2010

Every once in awhile I'll find inspiration in the most random places. A couple of weeks ago as my family walked into church, I saw my friend Monica's three girls dressed in the most beautiful little dresses. I asked Monica about them, and she said that her mother made them for the girls. What?! Those girls must, I say, MUST be photographed in those dresses......by me. Oh the ideas swirling in my head, the images of sweet pixies dancing around a meadow in colorful patchwork. So we made a date, and I thought and stewed over the images I wanted to create. I enlisted the help of one of the most talented girls I know in styling the session, you may remember her from this post. You may not know this, but my sister Lisa is so creative and has the ability to take the every day object and make it extraordinary. We didn't have much time, due to a busy week and some procrastinating by an unnamed person (stop pointing at me, Lisa). But I happily present to you, the scene we created for our little pixies to have a meadow teaparty.

 

teaparty setting.jpgHow cute is this! And take a look at the table.

teaparty tablescape.jpg  I didn't really want to give a ton of direction to the girls. I don't actually like to give kids a lot of direction on any of my shoots. I try and let them do what they do, interacting with them and giving some gentle coaxing here and there. The girls were a little timid at first, but the strawberries and cookies lured them in, and I think they had a wonderful time. Here are a few images from "the teaparty."

teaparty.jpg

child portraits.jpg

teaparty 4.jpg

meadow lark 1.jpg

beautiful pixie.jpg

lily p studio.jpg

Monica, thanks for letting me borrow your girls for the teaparty. I hope you will love and cherish these images, and this time in your girls' lives. It passes so fast, and the little moments fade so easily in our memories. It was such a fun session, I'm so thankful to be able to be inspired by the beauty around me, and capture that inspiration through my lens, and share it. I'll be adding a slideshow soon so stay tuned.

 



Comments
shalee peterson says:

very cute cin. And there dresses are adorable, as well as the girls. I hope you and Lis jumped in and had a tea party as well. It would have been a shame not to enjoy all the good eats.

(04.23.10 @ 08:59 PM)
Robyn says:

Amazing, as always, Cindy! Some of the most beautiful and sweet girls ever. My favorites are B in black and white with the teacup, and M sitting backed up to the table, half smiling. Great work!

(04.24.10 @ 06:28 AM)
Holly Summers says:

You and Lisa need to come to Idaho for a little session with my little girl!!! Please, Please!

(04.24.10 @ 11:31 AM)
Lisa says:

These pictures turned out beautiful CIn! Thanks for letting me tag along. It was a lot of fun. Monica, you have beautiful girls!!! They were so sweet! (Hi Idaho girlies!)

(04.25.10 @ 11:51 PM)
kelly anderson says:

love the shots and the lighting!!

(04.27.10 @ 03:44 PM)
Shannon says:

wow. you never cease to amaze me. beautiful cindy!

(04.28.10 @ 01:20 PM)
Kristen says:

You are simply amazing! These pictures are gorgeous!! How fun!!

(04.29.10 @ 10:13 AM)
gina says:

to DIE for images!! the styling is superb? the lighting, gorgeous!!

(04.29.10 @ 11:11 AM)
Monica says:

Cindy, You are phenomenal! These pictures bring me to tears. They capture the innocence, beauty, and playful sides of my little princesses. You are right...I will cherish these images. Thank you a million times over.

(05.01.10 @ 12:49 PM)
Tiffany says:

Super cute pics!!!! What a fun idea. The girls look beautiful.

(05.07.10 @ 06:43 AM)
Corie WIlcox says:

Those dresses are so stinking cute. You take very pretty pictures. You are sure in the right business.

(06.04.10 @ 05:16 PM)
Audra says:

Monica makes such beautiful girls! I always told her so. I love your pictures Cindy, you have by far taken the best pictures I have of my family. I want some more!

(06.14.10 @ 11:01 AM)