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Monday, July 30, 2012

The 2 years that changed me the most.

Newborn Aspen with hippo, and 2-year-old Aspen with hippo.
On SueAnn's recommendation, I took Aspen to Fotofly in Draper and got her 2-year pictures taken. It was a little hectic in the studio with the photographers all working on different families in such a small space, but it was worth the hassle of shuffling around so much.

I told our photographer not to stress about perfect, smiley photos. We don't do that in our family. I love candid shots that show Aspen's real personality, and since we don't regularly take professional photos, or force Aspen to say "CHEESE" whenever I pull out the camera, I wasn't sure how she'd do with someone pestering her to constantly smile.

She did a wonderful job capturing both candid and smiley shots and I'm so happy with so many of the photos. I love to see the regular, crazy faces Aspen always makes, like sticking out her tongue or biting her lip or putting her fingers in her mouth. Those are the faces I need to remember; not just the cheesy grin.

And, of course, no official photo shoot would be complete without hippo. For the first year of Aspen's life, I took a photo of her each month with hippo to show her growth. I hope she'll let me photograph her with it on the day she leaves for college.

3 comments:

  1. I love the photos. I too am more of a candid lover. I like the posed photos, but I too want to remember my boys and their little faces that show their true colors.

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  2. Those are adorable photos, so worth it!

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  3. Love these pictures, she is so dang cute Liv!

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