Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Photo Shoot in the Forest

Yesterday I showed you photos of our niece's graduation party and cupcakes, and I was reminded that I hadn't shared the photos I took of her back in April to be used for her senior pictures. Allow me to show off our beautiful niece...

When Kelli asked me if I'd take her senior pictures, I knew right away how they needed to happen. I told her I would, but I was pretty sure we needed to "go somewhere" for the shoot. She smiled and asked, "Young?" and I said, "Yep."


Kelli grew up camping and exploring around Young, Arizona. It's a favorite gathering place for our family, and there are so many fun memories connected to this place. So, we organized a family camping trip back in April - Kelli brought a few outfits to wear, and I brought my camera.

 
Having her dog, Chevy, in the photos was an absolute must for this girl. {Chevy is an Australian Sheppard, a little over a year old.} I loved seeing the joy that Chevy brings to Kelli, and their sweet connection was obvious and infectious.
 

I swear, every time I pointed my camera at this girl she lit up - such a natural and so comfortable being photographed by me - the aunt with the camera. Maybe that comes from all the practice we've had over the past 10 years since her Uncle Doug brought this girl into my life.

 
The most fun and sweet and adventurous and beautiful girl you could ever meet.

 
And this week she had 14" of her hair cut to donate to Locks of Love.
We need to do another photo shoot of her adorable new style.
I sure do love you, Kelli.

15 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Such wonderful photos,Deb....she's a real beauty.

Sian said...

Such lovely natural beauty

Abi said...

You have captured her wonderfully Deb.

debs14 said...

What brilliantly natural pictures of a beautiful girl!

Karen said...

What beautiful photos of a gorgeous and generous girl x

Irene said...

Beautiful.

Karen said...

Just gorgeous! She had to be thrilled with these photos!

Margaret said...

What a beauty and it looks like she can't take a bad picture.

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

You've captured some wonderfully natural looking shots of your lovely niece. She must be delighted with them :o)

Miriam said...

This is such a lovely, happy post and yes she is very beautiful as are your pictures of her.

alexa said...

She is indeed just stunning and your beautiful photos do her justice. I am not a dog lover at all but I have fallen for hers!

Maria Ontiveros said...

These are so gorgeous! I especially love the catch lights in the last one.
Rinda

Lisa-Jane said...

Wow, she is beautiful and she has / had amazing hair! Some little princess is going to be very lucky to get all that. Looking forward to seeing the new cut!

S said...

Those photos are great. She is lovely, with a very winning smile.

Gail said...

Wonderful photos Deb of your beautiful niece! I bet she was delighted with them.

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