Whenever anyone asks Elle what she wants to be when she grows up she says, "a mom and a photographer."
Well, she's growing up way too fast because she had her first real photo shoot as a "photographer" last month.
And boy howdy did she ever do a great job!
I was her "assistant" and it was so funny (and I must say incredibly cute) to watch her prepare. I could tell she was so nervous and it brought back exactly how I used to feel before going out to capture the "unknown." She gathered some good props and we drove over meet up with this darling family who we'd never met before at "our" beautiful green field.
About five minutes into the shoot just as Elle was getting in her groove a woman pulled up in a Hummer and stomped on over to let us know on no uncertain terms that we were on private property. My heart sank for poor Elle and I pulled the lady over to the side to explain how this family had driven a long way and would she pretty-please-with-a-cherry-on-top let us stay. Let's just say she wasn't the type to show much mercy and proceeded to tell us that the field had just been sprayed with pesticides so she sure as heck wouldn't have her babies in there.
I guess that was a good way to get us out of there...whether it was true or some great made-up-on-the-spot story to get us to clear out, it worked like a charm and Elle continued her work on the dirt path close to the field.
I think it turned out even better there anyway, so whatever.
But seriously, how in the world could you go wrong with these kids as your subjects?? They were SO cute!
Elle edited the pictures all by herself in Lightroom and although I'm a little biased, I think she did an excellent job!
Check out more pictures on Elle's blog here. This is my favorite:
And remember, if you want her to photograph your kids she's pretty darn good at it.