As of yesterday, my oldest daughter is officially a teenager. I'm sure I've shared more photos of her than any of my other children...she is definitely my muse and always have been. I love shooting her, and she enjoys the pictures we get (and the 1 on 1 time).
I'm sure everyone is sick of my snow princess type shoots now and wishing spring would get here already, but I couldn't resist. It doesn't snow here often, but it did quite a bit yesterday. And then today was a glorious sunny day...I couldn't help myself! I'm doing a more fun, almost senior style shoot with Calista and 2 of her girlfriends this weekend, so this was my time to do what I love...more serious, almost fantasy type work. Coincidentally, 13 has always been my 'age' she was allowed to begin wearing light makeup...so she has a little bit on for these pictures. What girl doesn't love that? She's growing up y'all!
I am pretty certain this is my favorite that we got today. I know you all have seen this dress before, but I love it all over again every time I use it. In addition to wearing her great-grandma's dress, she's wearing another great-grandma's earrings in these. So they are meaningful to me. I love both the color and the b&w, so what the heck, I'm posting both!
I used my 'anti-reflector' in these. Yes, that's my cutesy name for it. It's actually my big black piece of fleece that I use for newborns. I had my hubby hold it up near her face camera right to create some shadowing in what is otherwise a big white box of bouncing, even light.
And a bit of yummy backlighting...
Thanks for taking a look, and stay tuned for her 'fun' shoot with her girlfriends this weekend.