Where on earth is this year going?! I can't believe Thanksgiving has passed (hope everyone had a good one!) and that we're creeping up on Xmas fast! And this sweet little fairy princess just welcomed a shiny new baby brother a couple weeks ago!!
This session was so much fun- we caught the very tail end of the warm weather and were able to do her fairy photos outdoors at the Denver Botanic Gardens! It got a little chilly as the sun went down- and I spotted some goosebumps on her little arms when I was editing- but man she was a little modeling champ! I love the personality that always comes out once you get a little girl all dressed up- I have yet to have one not warm up to the camera once their imagination starts to take over...it's a process that never stops being fun to watch - and man does this little one have the best personality...and her curls are just perfection <3
This sweet girl was outfitted from my client wardrobe and styled by yours truly- something I include in all of my sessions!
Off shoulder dress: Luna Luna Perlina Pearl Tulle Dress
Shoulder cut out dress: Nellystella Vanessa Dress
Fairy wings: Hello Faerie
The Daddy-Daughter dance is an event I look forward to photographing every year! I shot my first one three years ago when Mel Miles (the event director for The Club at Pradera and The Pinery) got in touch with me last minute (read: days) before the event. She had just taken the job and had weeks to coordinate the whole thing, but you would never know it!
Fortunately the last two years have been a little less stressful haha- and this year was the first combined Daddy-Daughter dance for Pradera & The Pinery! Mel is super creative and always has her theme sussed out by the day after the previous year's event haha! She has been wanting to do Alice in Wonderland since the first year- and man did it show. From the color scheme to the adorable little teacup salads everything was spot on. And of course, Alice herself was present- and just incredible...I'm not sure I actually caught her real name (whoa...maybe it was actually Alice haha) and she was there for almost 7 hours and I never saw her break for more than a moment for a sip of water. On top of that there were carriage rides, a dessert table to make any kid's eye grow to the size of saucers, and Holly and Craig from Adventures in Dance mc'ing and leading some super fun dances for the group....including an impromptu "Thriller" lesson towards the end of the night which was nothing short of hilarious and adorable- something about 7 year olds grooving to the King of Pop just tickles me haha!
Beyond the amazingness of the event itself is the girl's with their dads. I'm a softy for that particular bond in the first place so documenting these doting fathers and their utterly gleeful little girls (who of course are all dressed up) is really something special. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next year!
This little girl was BORN to be a princess! Once we placed that crown on her head she just lit up. We were racing the rain for a couple hours, but managed to escape before the skies opened up on us, and what a trooper little Elena was when the wind started to kick up! She's only six, but I swear she had the poise and manners of a little adult- what a joy <3