I'm a bit behind on blogging- and I figured everyone could use some colorful garden beauty as we approach the first official day of winter ^_^
This sweet soul was such a delight to work with. One thing I love about being a children's photographer is watching an imagination spark up and start to create its own magic- once that happens my job is always easy. We spent an amazing few hours wandering the Denver Botanic Gardens playing and laughing and of course- shooting!
I do love my warm beautiful winter light- but when spring comes 'round again I'll definitely be ready to head out with some more little fairies!
All styling and wardrobe for this session were provided by yours truly =)
Purple Dress: Tutu Du Monde
Wings: Hello Faerie
Rhinestone Crown: Joyfolie
Flower Crown: Handmade Botanicals
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
This little bright eyed sweetheart is the daughter of another talented photographer- Kenesha Facello. After a bit of a long day of assisting for me, and some extremely uncooperative weather, we got her little princess in for some fairy shots.
This little girl is the pinnacle of why I love photographing toddlers- their natural curiosity and easy joy always make for a fun session (as long as we can keep away from a meltdown haha!) Every smile in this session is genuine, and mostly aimed at her mama- which to me always makes the sweetest smiles.
Thanks for the assist friend! Can't wait to get your little munchkin in front of my glass again!
I love it when I get an opportunity to take a session to a full on fairy tale place- having free reign really lets my creativity flow. This little girl's mama always sets me loose with her- and after 3.5 years working with her we have a pretty good flow together! We started first in the studio with some slightly more standard photos- which you will have to wait for, then headed out to an area I knew would translate beautifully into a fairy wonderland. My little nymph and I left her mama in the parking lot with her new baby brother and made some magic together.
Her beautiful pink dress was created by CoralieBeatrix - it moved so beautifully, I'm so glad I could add it to my collection!
This girl was sweet as can be. She started a little shy with me and very concerned about posing, but she relaxed very quickly and was a perfect little fairy! I styled her in a Tutu Du Monde dress from my client wardrobe along with a beautiful pair of Belle Chiara ballet flats that I've been dying to put someone in! But her eyes really lit up when I pulled out some beautiful wings from Hello Faerie and a very regal feeling crown from Joyfolie. Okay so I may never have fully grown out of the dress up stage haha!
I really love the Denver Botanic Gardens in the early summer- the diversity of plant life is amazing and offers so many unique backdrops. I could wander for hours and never stop finding a new beautiful spot...which is basically what we did this day. I also like to keep moving when working with kids- it keeps them interested and having fun- a bored kid never photographs well!
If you're interested in booking a fairy session for your little one please
Oh man these girls were too much. I shot their session simultaneously with a long time friend of theirs, so I had a whole flock of fairies running around these gardens with me...we certainly got some attention haha!
These two were total hams- they loved playing fairy and once they settled in they started posing for me like little rock stars. The little one was basically vogueing at one point which was endlessly entertaining. I loved styling the girls in coordinating Tutu Du Monde dresses from my client wardrobe- and while I don't yet have a full selection of shoes I just happened to have gladiator sandals in both girl's sizes. Kismet!
The best was seeing how much these two love each other...sometimes posing siblings is like pulling teeth, but these two had a sweet comfort together that was fully genuine.
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