Alright folks, I am going to be real with you. Like REALLY real with you. Years ago, when I evaluating my business model and knew that I wanted to focus on newborns- one of the reasons I chose to go that route was the 14 month-3 year old. You all…toddlers are HARD and frustrating to photograph sometimes. I mean like, really hard. Especially if you needed them to work with you for more than 10 minutes. If you have an 18 month-old that doesn’t want to cooperate (which really is most 18 month-olds) there wasn’t a ton I could do. At the time, I had two pretty young kiddos of my own and had enough of my own toddler battles at home.
However, over the past several years after doing a LOT of newborn/sibling images, with many kiddos in that age range, I began to realize something about this age group. Even though I had to sometimes work REALLY hard, once I got those adorable images, it was really rewarding. Toddlers, while obstinate and not quiet yet old enough to bribe, were often really fun. Sure, they may not sit for you when you ask them or give you a big smile but man oh man do they have personality. Thus enter Miss Isabelle.
This gorgeous little girl had one of the most eventful births I have ever captured and I feel so lucky that her momma entrusted me to capture her first year. In the spring when her mom mentioned getting some outdoor images of the two of them, I jumped at the chance. Isabelle had always been a joy to capture and even though I knew she was at that tough toddler age,I was up for the challenge. Sure, this sweetie would NOT keep the gorgeous floral crown her momma got for her on her head for more than a second or two and sure, she was a little bit of a stinker occasionally, but my patience, goofiness and “go with it” attitude allowed me to capture some precious images of this cutie and her mom which I know she will treasure for years to come.