Noella, or Nolly as her family calls her, was initially shy in front of the camera, not knowing who this guy with a beard and woman with glasses were. Quickly, however, we were able to get her to open up and ended up getting some great pictures for her third birthday and were able to get some photos of her whole family in the process.
Taking her to the playground in the park that we were shooting at helped her to open up a bit more, and allowed her to feel more comfortable. We talked about the colors of the leaves, the animals she saw, and just had as much 3 year old conversation as we could.
Of course, we couldn’t let Nolly take all the attention, so we got mom and dad to pose for a few pictures, as well.
In the end, we were able to capture a moment in time that allowed us to peek into this, one of my favorite stages of life. Kids are so curious about everything, wanting to explore and play, learning the entire time. These basic building blocks allow for greater growth in years to come.