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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Miss Elizabeth... sugar and a whole 'lotta spice

So, my baby girl is turning FOUR on Friday! Yes, four... going on fourTEEN! (Sigh...)

Anyhow, as a photographer, I have to say it is sometimes VERY difficult to get decent shots of your own kids. So when they do turn out better than you'd hoped for, it's such a rush!

I did two sessions with Liz for her fourth birthday. The first one I had in mind the moment I found a pair of vintage kids' boxing gloves at an antique store. Since Liz has two older brothers, she was pretty much born a tomboy. So I had wanted to capture that "boyishness" about her by making her look like a tough little boxer.

Well, when she ended up with a shiner after a pool toy accident, we made lemonade out of our lemons.

Here's a tease:



the rest of this must-see series and some "urban" shots from an impromptu, in-between-running-the-brothers-to-soccer-practice shoot, can be seen here:

http://monsonphotography.zenfolio.com/liz_four

Here's a sneak peek at one of my favorites from the "urban" shoot. This one's going to be 16x20 on the wall of yours truly.




Happy birthday to my sweet and beautiful Elizabeth. I love you more than I can put into words.

"I had always been a tomboy - I still am, at heart." ~ Maureen O'Hara

3 comments:

Wayne said...

Awesome...I love the urban one, especially! Happy Birthday Elizabeth!

Deb said...

Love them...great job!!! Good choice for the 16x20--btw, maybe you should go bigger...20x24 :)

I need to get a couple really large prints for my walls. Thinking 20x24 might be the way to go :)

Momma Fargo said...

OMG. She has to be the cutest dang thang evah! Are you not so proud? What a gorgeous girl. And your photography is so awesome. You rock!