Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Follow Me Photo Shoot

I love taking pictures of almost everything, especially my cute kids. Recently I realized I haven't really taken any nice pictures of Miss Aubrey lately. Why? Because she is so HARD to photograph right now! She doesn't hold still for very long and she is definitely NOT interested in having her picture taken. The last few times we have tried for pictures we BOTH ended up frustrated.

So yesterday when she was looking particularly cute I decided to just follow her around and see what I could come up with. I have a really hard time capturing this busy girl's cute smile, so I was happy when I finally got a nice smile.

I plan to edit out some of the distracting background elements (hello air conditioner and sand box toys!), but didn't have time for that today. You can forgive me, right? It is still a pretty cute picture.

The swing lasted for all of two seconds and she was done. So I pulled out the red tricycle. Right now Miss Aubrey is very interested in riding and scooting on any kind of wheeled toy. She can't really reach the ground on this one, which is precisely what I had in mind.

This is one of my favorite photos. I actually got a picture of my girl holding still with a pleasant look on her face. Hooray! I also really love some of the "bloopers".

What a silly girl!

Next we went over to our playset and slide. Aubrey loves slides at the playgrounds and they are easy for her to use because they have stairs. She hasn't really figured out how to get up the ladder on our slide at home. So I put her at the top of our slide and helped her slide down.

Before long she figured out how to go up the ladder by herself! She was sure happy to figure that out and I had my camera ready.

She kept going up the ladder and down the slide. The best part was that she kept looking at me and smiling because she was so pleased with herself!

I love these pictures! The background may not be perfect, but they show Miss Aubrey's personality perfectly.

 I had a great time taking pictures of my baby girl, and luckily I have some cute pictures to show for it! Hooray! Sometimes it's hard for me to remember to just relax and not try to force things, because that definitely doesn't work with my toddler.

Now that I have had a little success, I really want to try to get some cute pictures with a nicer background. The problem is that I am not so good at finding something to engage her interest to make the photo shoot fun AND productive. Any tips for me?

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  1. I LOVE natural pics of kids! Great shots!


  2. Oh my, she is getting so big!!! And her hair is getting so long - fun for you!

  3. She is certainly cute, and I love that smile! I must say, I'm not good with kid pictures unless they are my goats. :-)

  4. These are adorable! Your sure did get some great ones of her smile! A mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do to get that shot huh ;) Greatjob!

  5. Really, she is so cute, no one notices the background anyway. Quit stressing! Come play again. When is fall break at your place?

  6. Look at her! She is getting so big. I can hardly believe it. You caught some amazing shots!!!!

  7. What a cuite! Thanks for sharing. Stop by my site and say hello if you've got he time :)

  8. Great shots! And, she's such a big girl now!