I am slowly accepting the fact that my kids will continue to grow up (as much as I’ve resisted it – haha), so I wanted to capture my youngest the way she is right now for her 7 year old birthday photoshoot! A Lifestyle Shoot will be a departure from the last few years of doing Styled Shoots — like the Train Station Shoot and the Fairytale Shoot.
When Ava is at home, you can usually find her sitting on my lap, snuggling with me, singing me a song, playing with me, or being busy right next to me. She’s my small, cute shadow. Thus, I realize a “regular day” would be difficult to photograph unless I shot through mirrors or with a selfie stick! haha. So I narrowed down the shoot to bath time!
Bath time would show how she is in-between the stages of “little kid” and “big kid” because she can do everything herself, yet she still finds bath toys and bubbles fun. Some things I wanted to capture: she started wrapping her hair in a towel; she lost her 4th baby tooth a few days ago, so now her smiles have holes; she has creations displayed all around, like her Dr Seuss-inspired Pig In A Wig doll; and she loves singing and dancing right after a shower or bath. With a hairbrush. And the towel still on her head.
I am thrilled with how the images turned out and wish I could share more images with you, but thinking into the future, I want to respect her privacy and don’t want to embarrass her, so I can only show you a few select ones. You’ll get a feel for it though!
Happy birthday to my Ava Bear. ❤️
*BEHIND THE SCENES*
This is me with my Warriors shirt and messy ponytail. I know, my bathroom has kids stuff E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E. C’est ma vie.
By the way, if Ava wasn’t in a bathtub, she’d be right there at my side, probably hugging my hip while telling me how pretty I look (even when I am looking ragged and tired). Or she’d probably stick one of her little fingers in a ripped hole of my jeans and giggle.