I guess it was a little over a week ago that we had some pictures taken by amazing Helen John Photography. If you haven't heard me rave about her, go check her out and see why I rave.
I think in May she sent out her newsletter and in that newsletter it said Sunflower Mini's. I knew in heart beat we would be doing them. I told Charlie he was not going to talk me out of it and I didn't care how much it cost, I was doing it. I have always envisioned my daughter in a white eyelet dress standing in a sunflower field.
I emailed Helen, booked the session and went on my search for the perfect dress. A mom friend of mine showed me a picture of one she just saw and I as soon as I saw it, I knew it was the perfect dress.
I emailed Anne and she was able to make me one in Mary's size. The dress came and it was GORGEOUS. The store on Etsy is ElliebellieDresses - go check her out, she is so easy to work with and her pricing is great.
Henry's outfit on the other hand was pretty easy - khaki shorts and his GAP shirt. Boys can be so easy, sometimes. Of course I had to use bribery the day of the shoot, but whatever we got the shots.
It was finally the day of the shoot. It was about 95 with humidity at 100% - my was it hot. I met Helen with the kids and we walked down this dirt path to a field of sunflowers. It was just about the most gorgeous scene, I have ever seen. I prayed Mary wasn't in Diva mode and Henry was in a good mood.
You be the judge....
Yep, they turned out fabulous. Now, Mary isn't smiling but those pictures are her, her to a tee. These pictures show my children in how I see them daily. We get that stare from Mary all the time and Henry well, he is just my happy go lucky kid.
I can't wait to get these printed and put up around the house. I'm so in love with them and can't wait to do our family pictures in the Fall.