Look Who’s 2!!

This evening I took pictures for a close friend and her family.  Her daughter is turning 2 at the end of the month.  She is the sweetest, most beautiful little girl.  And she is such a trooper!!  It was so cold at the park today and she laughed and smiled through chattering teeth.  Her parents are some of the first people that trusted me to take pictures for their family when I was doing photos for free.  I think I’ve come a long way since then.  😉  Looking back, I am embarrassed at the pictures I did for them before.  I hope these make up for those!  Thank you guys for freezing with me today!

Mya, Please Don’t Cry-a!

This morning I tried to take some Christmas pictures of Mya for our Christmas cards.  As usual, she hated it and started crying as soon as I started to take her to the rocking chair.  I’m not talking just crying, I’m talking like the neighbors are going to call CPS kind of crying, like her world was about to end!  Oh mercy!  I really wanted to take Mya’s pictures outside, but it has just been so cold lately so I took them on our back porch instead.  I’m taking pictures for our playgroup tomorrow, so I already had it all set up so I decided to give it a go.  Ryder kind of freaked out when I asked him to help me with Mya.  He knows how she is and he knows that it’s not going to go well.  I know that too, but I’m always in denial.  I even bribed her, but that didn’t work, AT ALL!  I gave her some juice ahead of time because that usually makes her all giddy and happy and I even told her that if she smiled she could have some chocolate, which she never, ever gets.  That backfired because then she wouldn’t let us take the chocolate away so that I could take her pictures.  That’s why she’s holding a cup.  At least it’s red!  Her teeth were all brown from the chocolate, so even if she did smile, it would look like she was in need of a major visit to a dentist.  Here’s to hoping that the playgoup’s pictures go better than Mya’s!

And here’s the crying shot:  Happens every time!  😉