Man, does time fly!!!! It seems just yesterday that I was taking this sweet girl of mine’s newborn photos in my kitchen.. yet here we are today just a few days past her 2nd birthday!! Just to put it into perspective.. here is that sweet newborn photo….
But enough reminiscing (and tearing up)….
We are so very lucky to have SO. MANY. AMAZING parks here in and around Lakeland to capture such gorgeous photos! Shoots with this little one are often hit or miss (I know.. photographer’s kid, right?? lol). But we had a great time with these 2 year old shots!!
For this shoot, we visited the very quiet Lower Green Swamp Nature Preserve. Technically, this is a hiking and equestrian park, but as you can see, this is also a beautiful place to capture a few quick photos!
Our sweet girl is ALL girl, and we sure wanted to show this and her fun personality in this shoot!
The big number “2” was a simple buy from our local Hobby Lobby with a splash of acrylic paint and some stenciling.. an easy afternoon craft.
And the flower wreath headband was a mom special as well… just a few sprigs of the specific colors to match her party invites, a bit of hot glue, floral tape, and ribbon (and patience)! Props don’t have to be super complicated.. DIY’s are so often much easier than you may realize!!
This particular picture makes me think of a future bridal portrait. I will probably print this thing and put it up at her wedding.. Fair warning!! I know it is a long ways away.. but I also know that moment will be here before we know it. Can we just freeze time right here please?!?!?!
One of the amazing things that I LOVE about this preserve is the GORGEOUS tall grass that photographs so beautifully.
Once we were done frolicking in the grass.. we ended off our day perfectly.. with dancing and twirling. What you can’t see just off camera is the amazing daddy dancing along with his little girl. Precious moments. Perfect memories…
This girl has changed our world dramatically.. and all for the better!! Her kind heartedness and hilarious personality brings us so much joy, and we could not be more blessed to be her parents!!
Happy 2nd Birthday Sweet Creedence Rayne!!!!
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