You are my sunshine, my only sunshine...
What a wonderful theme for a first birthday! Miss Klaire and her momma sing this song often enough that it has become a family favorite! It even flowed over into the planning of little misses first birthday party and photo's.
What better way to convey sunshine than with yellow! Yellow can be tricky to work with, it tends to leave a color cast on the subject and can make little ones look jaundiced. So by using a lot of white to balance out the cast we were able to create a fun party set for Klaire's session, yellow with pops of pink, and orange were a perfect backdrop for her lovely little self.
I had this inspiration minutes before the session of attempting a more formal, stylized portrait of the birthday girl. All in white, to highlight her beautiful, big, brown, eyes. She is such a lovely little girl. So we repurposed a newborn wrap and popped on a super sweet headband and viola some awesome portrait styled images. Some of my favorite from the session.
For her last set, I wanted to mix it up a little and throw a lot of color on set, a stark contrast to the mostly and all white. I employed a seldom used backdrop, yellow damask, coupled it with a dark wood floor and a funky rag rug I scored from my church rummage sale and viola. A wonderfully cheery set perfect for a little lady to sit and play blocks. Her orange hair flower was just the right pop of color!
All in all this session was one of my favorites to put together. I loved all the set's the theme wasn't super restrictive and allowed me to use alot of my own ideas and creativity. The images turned out great, and thanks to my handy dandy cell phone and current play list of little kids favorites we captured some fun smiles of a beautiful little birthday girl.
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