So I received a holiday card yesterday that is the inspiration for this post. I photographed Lily this fall in Cleveland, and her parents used some of the photos for their holiday card. The whole family has smiles that melt your heart, and Lily is one of the cutest little things I’ve ever met. She was such an adorable model and loved all of the great toys her mom had brought out for her (and outfits!). There were so many fun toys and clothes that I had to include a bunch of photos… Overall a really great shoot – so happy to have met these three!
Just look at Lily with her pet lion, Beaumont (hope I’m spelling that right). She *loves* this guy (and all things safari, apparently). I have to admit, he sort of frightened me when I walked in their door… He’s BIG!
She’s also a big fan of her huge red ball that she can barely hold onto.
This sort of reminds me of Kim Anderson‘s style – not that I am anywhere near her caliber. My sister had some of Kim’s prints in her room growing up, so there’s a bit of nostalgia when I see it:
And just check out this giggle! She actually reminds me a lot of our friends’ little one Summer in this one (photos of Summer to come soon). They both have similar enormous happy grins.
Then we had some fun with bubbles. I *heart* bubbles for photos.
And now for Lily in one of the cutest outfits ever (and I love that it’s so girly yet NOT pink!). She absolutely loved the jewelry Suzann let her play with (her wedding pearls – generous mom) and her “pocka” (“pocketbook,” a word she picked up from her “fancy” grandmother).
The gorgeous shoes did not last long. She works much better barefoot.
And she sure does love herself some George time. I hope she meets a man one day (like in 20+ years) that can light up her eyes like George can!
And look how sweet she is to all of her animals. The hippo got a nice ride on her rocking horse. Note her “pocka” being toted around.
And as our session came to a close, Lily peered out the window at her red ball that we forgot outside (and yes, she’s still holding onto her purse:
Thanks for a great shoot, Lily, Suzann & Patrick!