One of the things I love about photographing children is their transparency. All of their emotions are right there. They are so open and honest.
The lighting in this little spot was perfect. I also chose this because Nelly’s hair was a mess, her outfit is something she’s chosen herself, she has a little scratch on her face, but she is perfect just the way she is. I love for kid’s typical selves to show through in a photo.
My best times are when my girls are playing together without fighting and being creative and using their imaginations. I loved how they were pretending the laundry baskets were their boats. Ella said at one point, “Don’t bother my boat! It’s merrily in the stream.” She cracks me up.
I found the scene of the destruction. In case you missed last week’s post, Ella decided that cutting her hair would be a good idea. I’ve been finding little curls in the shed and the backyard since then. 🙁
Ella loves her new haircut. I think she feels empowered having chosen to cut it and deciding at the hair dresser’s how to have it fixed. (We had to even it out.) She has also recently gotten into legos and is able to put them together and build things, which also gives her confidence in herself and her abilities.
This moment was “inspired” by our recent trip to the rodeo. Nelly was pretending to be a bucking bronco (sort of) and Ella was the cowgirl. They took turns as to who played which position. They thought it was a riot.
I almost forgot to take my photo of the day, but luckily remembered as the girls were brushing their teeth and getting ready for bed; I caught a glimpse of Nelly checking her reflection to see if she had successfully washed her face. She is so independent and can do so many things on her own! It’s so bittersweet; it’s nice to not have to do everything for her, but I can’t help but feel a pang of loss at not being needed as much!