Friday, June 26, 2009

Children's Portrait Session :: A+DORABLE

Last evening my good friend Jen and her almost 3-1/2 year old daughter joined me to scout out a new location and little did we know we'd end up on a hike in the process. I have been excited about photographing this little munchkin for many months for a number of reasons as she is a very special little girl to our family~ she happens to be Goddaughter to me and my husband. She loves dressing up in princess costumes (and has quite a collection, as every princess should!) but we decided to add the fairie wings for some fun images. I don't think I am being biased in thinking she is absolutely gorgeous and thank goodness her mom has the same curly hair, so she will know what to with it when she gets older! I hope you enjoy these pics of this little one who brings joy and laughter to so many people in her life.


  1. WOW marci!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these...GREAT job. I use to have curls just like that lil gal :O)

  2. awwww...thanks, Nicola! She is a sweetie. I can't wait until you have little ones with curls too ;-)

  3. Great job marci!! You can see the life in this little sweetie. Keep up the great work!!

  4. Oh these are simply beautiful. I just love your photos and what a charmer she is!


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