This adorable mother daughter session officially marks the end of my fall season… and the beginning of my Thanksgiving break. <3 It also marked the end of the warm weather streak we’ve been having here in Indianapolis, and boy did we luck out squeezing this session in before the winter temperatures hit!
Angie and I connected through her momma, Gina, when Gina and I met at a wedding this fall. Gina was the coordinator, and I was the photographer, and the next thing I know, I’m standing in front of these two beauties marveling at the good looks that obviously run in this family. Angie and I booked this session super quick in an attempt to beat Mother Nature to the finish line. We shot at a park over in Carmel that is right through their backyard. You all know me and sentiment – I’m a sucker for it. As Jagger grows up, she’s going to look back on these photos and have years of memories filtering through her mind of all the adventures she will have at this park. Not to mention, this is their first fall in their new home and what better way to document what’s right in their own backyard than their first family photo session!?
I have a confession to make – when I scheduled this session with Angie I was a bit nervous that I wouldn’t be able to get enough shots of the two of them. Jagger is 5 and it was chilly out… I was worried I would only be able to keep her attention and enthusiasm for so long. Boy was I wrong. I had NOTHING to worry about with this little firecracker and I’m pretty sure we could’ve kept on shooting for another hour. Not only does she have stellar hair and amazing fashion sense, but she literally is full of life… a bouncy, giggly ball of giddy. And she’s a girl after my own heart – wanting to adventure in the leaves, trek through the mud, and even test out the frigid waters. What more could I ask for!?
I brought along my little a-frame tent in hopes of delighting her and as she laid on her back next to her momma in the tent, pointing up at the imaginary stars she could see in their pretend camp out I’ll admit I got a little teary-eyed. There are just some sessions that make you feel so alive and this is one of those for me.
Then came the icing on the cake.
I let Jagger try out my camera at the end of the session and as we were walking back to our cars, she announced to us that she’s going to be a photographer when she grows up. Angie is a nurse practitioner and Jagger seemed conflicted at the idea of now having to choose. I shared with her how you can do both – be whatever you dream to be! I explained how I’m both a photographer and a teacher. She looked back and forth between us and suddenly shouted out that she’s going to be a nurse practitioner and a photographer AND a teacher and excitedly skipped away holding Angie’s hand.
Day. Made. I think what I want to be when I grow up is as full of life as a 5-year-old. Particularly, this one.
Happy Thanksgiving, all. May your homes be full, your turkeys warm, and your hearts full of grace and giving.
Angie, here’s your sneak attack. 😉
casey and her camera was voted one of the best Indianapolis Indiana family photographers by the Indy A-List. She specializes in couple, lifestyle, senior, wedding and family photography for Indianapolis, Indiana and the surrounding areas.
Nov 23, 2016