A few weekends ago we set out to get for a photo shoot with Monkey Pants to get her 2yr old pics. I had it all planned out. I wanted photos of her with an umbrella and some cute rain boots that I drove literally all over the city to get in her size. I should know by now that photo shoots of your own kid never go as planned but I'm still learning that with every shoot. Marlie loved her new boots. Loved to carry them around, give them kisses, show people them. However, she would not WEAR THEM. So, there went that idea. Oh well, her umbrella ended up matching her awesome new yellow Converse so it worked out.
But oh what a funny kid she is. She would not look at me. She totally knew I wanted to take her picture and she was having none of it. I was a little frustrated and disappointed that the shoot didn't go the way I wanted it to. I didn't edit them for a while because I thought they weren't going to turn out. Well, today I did and I am absolutely in love with them! They are so Marlie and it turns out they are pretty perfect. Here are some of my favorites...
I also bought some balloons thinking she would love holding them. This is pretty much how that went.
"I will not look at you, but I will point my toe in your general direction."
"OK, I'll look at you but I will not smile."
"You are funny, but I must look away!"
For those of you that are wondering how I made the image in the banner, I did it in Photoshop with some crazy layering techniques. Its not crazy, pretty simple really.
Oh I love that kid. I imagine when she is older we might have a conversation like this...
M: "So, why did you and Dad take me to the ghetto to take picture of me?"
E: "Because sweety, back then it was really cool to get photos with the textures and colors of old buildings"
M: "That's so lame. Now we just take gigabyte images on our intergalactic wii pods."
Something like that.