Childhood seems to pass in the blink of an eye. As parents, we try to hold on to as much of it as we can, never wanting to forget all of the moments and experiences that make up our children’s lives. Our kids are extensions of ourselves, our pride and joy. Each year their little personalities unfold even more, revealing amazing individuals who are capable of so much more than we ever imagined. No wonder, then, that parents want to capture as many of those milestones as they can. That is what drives me as a family photographer. I am a mom myself, and I know how cherished those memories and photos are. I want to make sure that you have beautiful photos to remind you of those years.
Flowers, Unicorns, and Princesses
For this photo shoot, parents Anna and Alexey wanted to get some shots of their daughter Maya’s 4th birthday. But, since they have four beautiful children, we decided to get some updated portraits for all of the kids (except for their eight-year-old son, Arseniy, who was in school—we’ll have to schedule another session for him). First, we did some shots of the birthday girl! She looked like a unicorn princess with her star-spangled cape and ruffled tutu. I lined the floor with white fluff and filled the backdrop with stars and balloons so she felt like she was soaring through the sky on top of a rocking unicorn. This little girl was absolutely precious and so much fun to shoot. I hope she felt like the little princess that she is!
Next, we snapped several pictures of her two younger sisters. Baby Melania is only eight months old, and she had a blast showing off her floral headband, tutu, and unicorn ears. She gave us the cutest little grins and loved to stick her tongue out as she giggled—after this session, I can only imagine how cute she will be at her first birthday! This girl loves to be the life of the party. Ariana is her two-year-old sister, and she loved taking a turn on the unicorn rocker. Ariana has the has the sweetest dimples that show when she smiles—all three of these girls are just gorgeous!
This session had everything a little girl dreams of, and these sweet sisters had so much fun being the center of attention in their very own photo shoots. Now, let’s see if we can get Alexey and their son Arseniy in for handsome father and son session!
Happy 4th birthday, sweet Maya! I wish you the best year yet!