Dottie is 11 Months Old (and we have bluebonnets!) | McGowan Images Blog


Dottie is 11 Months Old (and we have bluebonnets!)

Some of my “monthly” posts of Dottie’s first year have been really long, because I had a great idea, or Dot was in a great mood, or a combination of both. For her 11 month pictures, we’re a bit on the lighter side. Lighter, and late, as a matter of fact. The great thing is, though, that Texas in March has a built-in theme for photoshoots of little kids who don’t feel like playing nice for the camera… bluebonnets!

Yeah yeah yeah, I know. Everyone does pictures in the bluebonnets every year. It’s so unoriginal. 🙂 Don’t care! Bluebonnets are one of the things about Texas that I really and truly adore, and I was so excited for Dot’s first bluebonnet shots. Big Brother jumped in on the action some, as well.

The sweet dress my girl is wearing came from an open-air market on St. Thomas. Isn’t it precious?


I know it’s illegal to pick bluebonnets… but is it illegal for a reeeeeally cute baby to do it?


This is Dot’s sneaky face :


I managed to get one good shot of both my blue-eyed babies looking straight at the camera. It’s a miracle!


Now… my original plan for the 11 month session? It was all about Dottie and Gertie, our new puppy. They play so well together, and I knew it’d be adorable. Except, well… it’s kind of impossible to get an explore-crazy toddler and a sniff-crazy puppy to play nice. I got this ONE shot of the two of them together, for all my efforts. Sigh. But hey… at least I got one!

undefined Next month is… GASP… Dottie’s first birthday. Oh man. It’s going to be epic, just wait and see!

Come back tomorrow, for sure. We’ve got a super cute engagement session to share!

  1. Carman says:

    That dress, those eyes, those flowers–so much cuteness!

  2. MeaganB says:

    Oh BABY!!! Can we keep her this way forever?! The last pic is one of my favorites, ever!

  3. annie says:

    Sweet, sweet beh-beh!! Love her little yellow sundress! She’s such a little model. I think she’s totally “smizing” in some of these. 🙂

  4. Courtney says:

    Oh joy… I would have picture frames and giant canvases covering every inch of my house if my little one was this adorable!

  5. Misty says:

    Ohhhhhhhh my goodness…there is just no way I could pick a favorite, because every single one of these shots is AMAZING! 🙂 Love love LOVE! <3

  6. Liesa says:

    I’m totally with Misty on this one. I kept scrolling and each picture became my new favorite. They really all are perfect. All her different facial expression, both dresses, the puppy, big brother! Priceless. I remember when we did an Easter shoot with my two brothers in bluebonnets, and my baby brother (not a year old yet either) ATE a bluebonnet, so I think Dottie is safe.

  7. Natalie says:

    Gorgeous, darling baby-girl!!! I love the photo of Dottie and Jack too!

  8. Nicole says:

    Awww! So cute! Love her “sneaky” face! And bluebonnet sessions may be overdone but they’re overdone for a reason…they’re awesome! Can’t wait to see Dot’s first birthday pics!!!

  9. Ambo says:

    Even with already seeing these pictures….wow! Adorable!!!! Love love love!

  10. Kevin says:

    Nothing that cute little girl does could be illegal! Such great pictures!

  11. Mike says:

    oh my goodness. Chelsea. blue eyes. love it. and I’m glad you shoot in the bluebonnets. we’re lucky to have them. the last shot could totally be out of a designer magazine.

  12. Madlyn Craven says:

    Oh my word. Those eyes, that yellow dress, all the color. Too perfect 🙂 You have beautiful babies Chelsea!

  13. Veena says:

    Sooo cute Dot.. Brilliant eyes.. Loved it 🙂
    specially that red frock with Gertie… I made that pic as my desktop wallpaper.. Choooo chweettt Dottiee.. 🙂

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