She and I found the dress she wanted to wear, slightly curled and put up her hair and after some sweet eye batting and begging from her, I agreed to let her put on just a touch of makeup. We waited until almost sundown and drove to a field next to a beautiful church in town. We trekked out into the middle of this field and began our little photo shoot. At first I told Emerson to sit this way and pose that way, but she quickly became distracted by the abundance of wildflowers around. Trying to keep her focused on the task at hand - I didn't have much more time with visible sunlight left - I kept trying to redirect her so I could get some more shots. She obeyed, but then would find another, "just perfect" flower. And as she would wander this way and that, finding her perfect flowers, admiring them, smelling them and dancing her own sweet dance in her own little world, oblivious to my camera, I caught some magic moments with my sweet girl.
(It reminded me that I could still breathe this girl in. I remember when she was a wee little baby and I loved to breathe her in. I had a small moment of fleeting pain because my sweet baby girl is still growing, wishing I could just preserve her and keep her, but it passed quickly as I thought of all I have to look forward to with her...sigh!)
Her personality is soft and sweet and tender (with a little spunk and silly in there, too) and I feel I was blessed to be able to capture just a little bit of that a few nights ago. I'm so thankful for this girl and for the chance God gave me to capture her sweet spirit on camera.
Here are some of our magic moments:
|The church near where we took the pictures.|