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My Baby Girl is 5!

I took our the opportunity on vacation to shoot a 5-year session with my daughter. I had been planning this little session for months and knew I wanted to use the hat, boots and a pettiskirt. I also wanted to use her “big sister” Chinese charm necklace (you can see a great shot of it below).

I was originally thinking railroad tracks but ultimately decided on the beach when I knew we’d be going for a visit. We were able to get all of our shots before for the crazy storm hit us. You can see I used this vintage processing a lot … I just love, love, love how it works with these colors!

The storm picked up so much that Peyton’s hat almost blew away – she grabbed onto it and I took the opportunity to snap this:

Here are a few black & whites also. Her hair was crazy because the wind was blowing around so much. We even started to get sand in our eyes!

So all in all, I’m pretty pleased with how these turned out. You wouldn’t BELIEVE what Zach and I had to do to get these smiles, but it was worth it for sure! Happy 5th Birthday to my gorgeous baby girl (who is not so much of a baby anymore).
PS – For those of you that don’t know – Zach and I are in the process of adopting a baby girl from China – hence the Chinese charm (made by Jiayin Designs). We gave it to Peyton as a birthday gift hoping to make her new soon-to-be sister a bit more real for her. We’re hoping to bring her home next Spring!
Dreamspun - June 26, 2010 - 10:18 pm

So very pretty. What a super smile she has.

Kathryn - June 28, 2010 - 10:21 pm

Exciting, congratulations!!