Taking photos of a warrior is such a huge honor. This adorable, red haired, little girl is truly a warrior. I have been photographing her since birth. Her newborn photos remain one of my favorites of all time. And let's not forget this little warrior at 6 months old either! Recently I teamed up with her mama, founder of Pediatric Stroke Warriors, to help raise awareness for Pediatric Stroke. The mini sessions to support all of those pediatric stroke warriors out there, are next weekend. (Click here to learn more and register!
But now for the photos of a warrior! Mom had been waiting to schedule this session as she wanted her little one walking. And now she is walking with a purpose! We were on the run the entire session, I think mom was nervous about getting any good photos. But we got so many special moments! Like this favorite of father and daughter walking hand in hand.
I had shared this as a sneak peek on Facebook. What makes it even more fun was how we got it. When you are 2, you don't always want to sit still and take photos (I get that!). So dad decided to throw pine cones at me, which Miss A thought was pretty funny. We just snuck mom and big brother behind, and bam - a beautiful family photo in mom's favorite trees at the park!We had this big beautiful park, but Miss A was really drawn to this stage area. But it made it so much more fun, as dad and brother played hide-and-seek around the stage!Although we were taking photos of a warrior, we were also capturing her family too. Let's not forget this handsome fellow. He's grown up so much since last time I saw him. But he's still just as patient and sweet with his little sister. Parents are often reluctant to get in front of the camera without the kids. But not these two. Aren't they so sweet together? I didn't even have to tell them to get closer to each other. I know mom loves this shot, but I think the kids will too, especially as they get older. They will see the story of their parents who loved each other so very much!
Thank you, for allowing me to take photos of a warrior, of your entire family. It was so much fun chasing your firecracker around the park (I can say that because mom knows I have a firecracker 2 year old too!)