Funny story about this session — I was standing in the kitchen chatting to H’s lovely mum, and it turned out she taught Reception at my school when I was in Year One!! Sometimes the whole “everybody knows everybody in Adeaide” thing drives me nuts, but this time it was really cool! Although Jane… I have a confession to make…ever since we realised that, I feel strangely compelled to refer to you as Miss Hannan. Haha!
We were lucky that morning. The clouds parted, the rain held off, and we were able to head out to the park across the road to do some outdoor shots. Even though a lot of people think of winter as gloomy, cold and gross, I love it! Overcast days give a beautiful even light, and rugging kids up in bright knits and colours is a really cute way to add some colour and punch to photos. Shooting in summer is a hot sweaty pain… winter all the way baby!!
H was much more interested in leaves and grass than having her photo taken. When we distracted her too much she started giving this HILARIOUS baby pout!!
She has the best serious deadpan expression. It’s so, “How YOU doin’ punk?” Luckily we also got some giggles when mum brought out the best duck impression I have ever heard come out of a human mouth!
She was so patient while we played winter dress-ups and rugged her up in scarves and hats…but only to a point
After denying her the pleasure of dirt, grass and leaves (sorry sweetie) we went back inside for a few more shots. Even though she was probably a bit over the camera by that point, she still pulled out some ADORABLE poses to finish off our session — look at those baby blues! Her eyes are so amazing I could hardly bring myself to do any in black and white, haha.
Jane & Tony — thanks so much for letting me spend the morning with you and your little girl. She is so sweet and was a blast to photograph! Keep practising those indian yells kiddo