Correction: My WILD Little Pumpkin! :)
I had grand ideas of capturing Paige at our church pumpkin patch like I did last year at this time. You can see our photos from last year here – Pumpkin Patch 2013!
Toddlers are hard to photograph, but man OH man, Paige Lily is HARD to photograph! I photograph kids multiple times a week and I honestly pride myself on being able to capture smiles from even the most difficult kiddos. But Paige Lily? Not only is she too fast and “very active for her age” as everyone likes to tell me (including the ladies at the pumpkin patch), but she also knows what the big black camera means. It either means I am going to ask her to do a million things while I have that big black thing in my face OR it means mom is leaving for a session, neither of which she likes! But with all that in mind, I was still able to capture some cute shots that I love. I don’t pull out my big camera too much to be quite honest (especially since I got the iPhone 6) but I just love capturing the memories so I have to try! Here are some of my favorite shots along with a few photo tips and some info on her cute shoes!!
With this season of life, I am enjoying capturing her in her element. It is nice to have a picture of her smiling at me, of course, but I loooove all of the other little things that I see through my lens. She had so much fun picking up all of the pumpkins that were just the perfect size for her!
Photo Tip: Distractions! I would tell her, “Paige go pick up a little pumpkin and show mom!!”
I did get one of her smiling at me!! Don’t mind that crazy messy hair!
Photo tip: I swear a small chair to a child is like a pot of gold. They love that it is just their size and will usually happily sit in it!
I also had another motive for this mini photo shoot – these shoes!! When April (of the boutique Autumn & April) asked me if I wanted to try out a pair of their moccasins I said heck yes!! These little beauties are perfect for fall, right? They are adorable and just look so comfy. I need a pair in my size…
Photo tip: Take a shot from every angle – above, below, sideways. Sometimes magical shots happen from the angle that you least expect!
Photo tip: I do my best to go with the flow. You want to play in the dirt? Sure. Sit on a pumpkin? Why not!
Photo tip: I am only sharing a few of the best shots but I probably took 50-60 photos. I take a million pics to get a few great ones. I’ve totally gotten over the fact that I may look like a crazy person to everyone else.
She loved these mini pumpkins that looked like stars.
I can’t believe she’s almost two!
Visit Autumn & April to pick up a pair of these cute shoes! PS – they also come in a really cute polka dot bag. It’s the little things that get me ya know