Siiiiigh. Once again, the universe is conspiring against McGowan Images. The kickin’ Bride & Groom session we were supposed to shoot yesterday had to be rescheduled for a client emergency, so Dottie’s 10 month pictures got moved up a slot! But we filled in the time by taking some long-overdue portraits of two of my favorite people in the world… I’ll share those on Monday, and you don’t want to miss out!
I can’t believe I only have one more of these sessions to photograph for Dorothy Jane before we’re celebrating her first birthday. In April, the One Year session will involve the smashing of cake, and tutus, and whoa… I’m just not ready. It’s been so long since Jack was a baby, I’d forgotten how fast the first year flies by. I’ll admit, I cried when I was editing these pictures.
Sweet Dottie, I forgive you. I know you can’t stay my tiny little infant forever. Please don’t grow out of your love of singing, and cuddling, and clapping, and hide&seek. Please, quickly grow out of thinking it’s hilarious to growl and bite me, like a puppy.
As I’ve often done, this session is in two parts. The first is Naked Dot. I know, I know. My child seems to seldom be fully dressed. The thing is, while I’m taking these pictures for our readers (because you guys seem to like them), and for Dot (because I know she’ll appreciate them someday), I’m mostly taking them for me. And I LOVE me some naked happy baby!
This first picture was taken by Mack, as we were walking across the road for the mini-shoot. It turned out to be one of my favorites!
Who can resist that crooked little grin?
This next one was when she was ignoring me, clearly thinking it’d be more fun to escape from her blanket and play in the dirt.
The second little part of our shoot involved Dottie’s favorite toy, her Baby Lulu. Mack’s paternal grandmother gave Dorothy this doll for Christmas, and she has seldom been without it since. She kisses it and rocks it and pats it… and throws it down on it’s head when she’s mad. So, she’s got a bit of a temper. 🙂 But I thought these pictures would be particularly sweet for the Kansas family to see, since we don’t get to visit them as often as we’d like!
She dropped Lulu for a good reason… to pull out her bow, and wave at her Daddy.
Dottie’s standing up on her own! She’s a little shaky, and only manages 20-30 seconds at a time. That’s mostly because she gets so excited with her accomplishment that she starts waving her arms, and knocks herself off balance. It won’t be long now before she’s running circles around us!
Happy 10 month birthday, my angel. Let’s do this again in about a month, ok? 🙂