I love this session, it is so much fun. This young lady is celebrating her 11th birthday and what a way to celebrate, but to dress up, do your hair and makeup, and get your picture made?
Her momma and I had a fun time going back and forth planning her look, clothes, hair and makeup, and then I really had a blast creating her hair pieces, and over all look for the session. I so enjoy working on sets, costumes, and poses for sessions like this. They are really fun, a way for me to stretch my creative muscles a little bit!
Playing with colors, to highlight her beautiful skin, shapes and drapes to frame her amazing face, and just really working to make this session fun and innocent. I really feel it is important to keep young girls young. This session makes me think of a fairy princess, flowers, fabric, and a sparkle in her eye.
This young lady was a little nervous, and shy at first. Making her smiles seem forced, her momma and I started talking about their recent trip, silly words and all kinds of goofy things and she was able to relax and really nail some awesome smiles.
We played around with about five looks, different clothing and hair pieces, all in the same color family to keep a feel of continuity to the session and the final images are really quite stunning. Here are a few of my favorite ones, enjoy!
Kandi Woessner is a momma to three, wife to one amazing man, photographer to many. She loves capturing the bitter sweetness of pregnancy, birth, and infancy. Kandi lives in St. James, works in Rolla, but will travel to the surrounding areas to photograph as well.