We joined a few friends from our Lens Baby group at the Arboretum on Monday. The girls tossed coins into every pond we came across, and when we found out there was face painting and a petting zoo, they were ecstatic. So glad we now have a membership and can go more often.
(at Double Dip with our Lens Baby friends)
We had a great time playing at the lake with our Lens Baby friends this morning! I showed restraint and only took a few photos today. I have a ton from last week I still need to edit and post! It's on the list. ;)
This is her "Are you watching me, because I think I'm doing something I'm not supposed to" look. She's a cute little stinker.
This is Evelyn, the sweet baby of a friend from my photography group... our newest little "Lens Baby!" Sara was so kind to let a couple of us from the group come over and "practice" on her beautiful girl. This is not the kind of photography I get to practice very often, and I found I really, really enjoyed it.
Meet Evelyn Mae...
(from May 14, 2012)
Caroline and a couple of her Lens Baby pals modeled for our group to have a "cake smash" shoot. It was really challenging for me to keep her contained and shoot. I had icing all over my camera!
These first ones of her with the strawberries were inspired by the top image here on this blog. With her first birthday party being a strawberry theme, I was dying to try this!
And some balloon shots...
And finally a few cake ones. I was really disappointed in these, but I can't begin to tell you how difficult it was to wrangle her and shoot. Also consider there were several other moms around me taking pictures, so I couldn't exactly move into any position I wanted! But this girl got INTO this cake. I mean, she pretty much dove in, and she even had it all in her hair by the end.
Here's Kate trying to pop the bubbles with a dandelion stem. :)
And I know they're not both looking, but it's a feat to even get these two in the same shot! I'll take it! :)
Last Friday we spent the morning at the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. We had a great time with our Lens Baby friends!
Kate loved this rock and kept climbing all over it. It was the perfect spot because it kept her somewhat contained and occupied long enough for me to grab some shots! (And the tree bokeh was just gorgeous here!)
We've had a ton of Lens Baby meetups lately! We're taking advantage of the nice weather and getting out as much as possible before the unbearable heat sets in.
We drove down to a favorite location, Harry Moss Park, for a tea party-themed shoot. Of course, my girls ended up being the only girls there! We really just enjoyed the pretty location more than really going with the theme so much. Kate liked the pinwheel that her friend brought, so that was her prop of choice. :)