Happy Friday, gang, and HAPPY MARCH! There is a light at the end of this very dark, very cold tunnel known as winter–we are almost there.
Speaking of winter, we took these pictures for Aida’s second birthday back in January, so it’s high time I shared them with you, dear readers! I absolutely love every single one.
I know it can be pricey to get professional photos, but I definitely recommend it, especially for special occasions, and when it comes to taking pictures of babies or toddlers!
Our photographer, Laurie, is very experienced with taking photos of little ones. There were times when I was ready to give up and walk out, but she always knew what to do to get Aida focused and smiling again.
Aida’s outfits are both from Ashby Mae Boutique–the Everyday is a Gift print from The Beaufort Bonnet Company was the perfect dress for birthday pictures!
I planned a little outfit change–a tutu and a monogrammed shirt. However, we were nearing the end and Aida was getting a little cranky. Poppy and Big Bird had to join the pictures at that point, and in order to avoid a meltdown, the tutu did not stay on for very long.
At that point, I thought, “it’s over! I hope we got a few good ones,” but good ol’ Laurie pulled out the bubble machine and we got some really precious photos! (Sans the tutu, unfortunately.)
Of course, there had to be a few mommy and me photos:
And some photos of daddy and his little girl, too!
I’m amazed at how Laurie perfectly captured this little girl’s personality–the wonder, the spunk, her mischievous smile, and the serious look she gets when she’s contemplating something.
I don’t know how long we’ll keep doing professional pictures for her birthday, so these pictures will definitely be extra special memories in the years to come.
What did you all think of the photos? If you’re in the Northern Virginia area, I definitely recommend LCE Photography for family photos! She also does mini-sessions throughout the year for different holidays, which look really cute and fun!