These are my kiddos. I had been trying to get these two together for some portraits since their birthdays (end of July and end of August) but it just never seemed to happen.
I really wanted Brad to be able to come along to help, but dental school has taken most (okay all) of his spare time lately. So I finally just bit the bullet and loaded Scarlett into the backpack along with a few different dresses, and carried her, my camera gear, and the little rocking chair to the Duncan Garden at Manito. Dylan was bribed/threatened with a sucker/a lifetime of punnishment and needed to be *constantly* reminded of this. Scarlett basically just ran throughout the park as I chased her. Not ideal for portraits, unless you’re fond of the back of a little girl’s head. I finally figured out that if I stood her in the middle of the flower-bed she wouldn’t move. Genius! The only problem with that was that she hated it and cried and made angry faces most of the time. Also not good for portraits.
The most aggrivating and unbelievable part of the evening was when a woman actually sat in my tiny little rocking chair for her own picture while I was chasing Scarlett nearby. She thought it was hilarious. I was fuming. When she stood up, the rocking chair was litteraly stuck to her backside. Oh the nerve.
By the way, I also made Scarlett’s dress.