My friend Kim came up with the idea of having pictures taken of her gorgeous children by local childrens' photographer Karen Alcalde.
Kim opened her home today to her FCC family for the photo shoot. Of course, Erin was the first one set to have her photos taken. BIG MISTAKE!!!! When I scheduled her session, I set it for the first thing forgetting that Erin needs time to warm up to people when she doesn't know them. Needless to say, I threw the whole schedule off, but Kim was totally okay with that. karen is amazing! She is so open to the children & seemed to pull from them what she wanted. The parents were asked to stay inside while Karen worked her special magic with the children. It seems that Erin did really well when her turn came. Erin picked out the outfits (with parental guidance of course) she wanted to have her photos taken in this morning.
I brought along about 6 outfits for Karen to look at. I was so thrilled that Erin wanted to wear the outfit my friend Susan brought home from China. Before today, Erin had no interest in her Chinese clothing other than to scream that she didn't want to wear any of it. Of course, it's a pant set in blue silk with red & gold trim. I wasn't even sure the outfit would fit, but it was perfect. Then she wore her black leggings with a red shirt that has black polka dots on it & of course her matching black boots. My oh my! Erin certainly didn't look like she was a 5 year old! The third outfit Erin wore was her Madi Adi outfit that my friend Michelle made for her birthday.
While Karen was snapping away, I got to sit inside & chat with Kim & Lori about "stuff." It was just a lovely morning! Now I can't wait to see the photos of my girl!