My Girl – portraits of a 6 year old girl

This is the time of year where we get a couple of ‘warm’ days (warm for Canadians that is, +12 degrees celsius is practically sandal weather here!) and it gets me thinking of spring, and all things green and sunny!  Really, we probably have a few more good snow storms left before spring truly arrives, but in honour of the lovely weather we have been having I wanted to post some special portraits I shot of Mia this past summer.

In the midst of wedding season last year, I needed to shoot something just for fun.  To not have any pressure of getting enough shots, or trying to work in tricky lighting situations. I wanted to shoot in the pretty lighting of sunset, take my time, and do it all just for fun.  I knew that my sweet daughter Mia would be the perfect little subject for this endeavor.  I decided last minute I wanted to do this, so we quickly grabbed a dress my sister had given to her for her birthday, brushed out her long hair, threw a bow in it, and piled in the car.  The boys came too, and explored the park, while we had fun shooting.  I may have needed to bribe her a touch with some tiny treats 😉 but it was well worth it to capture this age and time in her life.  They grow so quickly, and even as I was looking at these photos while putting this post together today, I see how much she has already changed 6 months later!  For instance, she has her two front teeth fully in now 🙂  Looking at these pictures makes me thankful in so many ways…

I am thankful for my girl, who is sassy but so sweet. Who is shy and quiet until she get’s to know you, and then you get to see how funny and special she is.  Who is always saying ‘I love you’ and giving hugs all throughout the day.  Who is a picky eater, but yet loves to spend time with me in the kitchen cooking and baking. Who loves art, ballet dancing and animals and trying to keep up with her brothers.  Who stays up far too late singing and talking to her dolls in her room, and most of all who has a heart of pure gold.  I can’t believe she is turning 7 next month!  I hope she will enjoy looking back on these pictures one day, I know I sure will.

















  • Tricia - March 15, 2016 - 7:38 pm

    Wow is she ever gorgeous. What a great idea of capturing pictures of her. My daughter is also a picky eater too, lol 🙂

  • Kristine Parenteau - March 16, 2016 - 7:00 pm

    First of all my Mia girl is soooooo pretty and feminine. And second of all
    Shelley I couldn’t be prouder of you! You are amazing. The shots you get are pure gold!! Xo

  • Dianne - May 6, 2016 - 1:17 pm

    I love these pictures of Mia
    And I love your vlog channel 🙂

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