Posted by Mindy Shamp on
When I (oh yeah, Mindy here) first decided that I wanted to completely dive into the photography world, this is what I was doing. Many people label it as “lifestyle photography,” though that term has varying definitions for different people. Really, I just follow kiddos around and document what they do at home. It’s everyday stuff that we’re used to, but seen through my lens.
There’s no worrying about outfits, locations, hair, etc. Just everyday happenings at home. It’s my favorite thing to photograph, because kids can be real. They know their home, and they know what they like. So, we do what they like. :) Here’s a look at little miss Georgia in her home with her parents. Some of our favorite people in the world.
We arrived just in time for a little playtime. Then it was time for Georgia’s nap.
What better way to wake up from a nap than with hugs and chocolate milk?
Georgia just happened to receive a package in the mail that day. We got to watch her excitedly open it to find a Mickey ornament she’d painted inside. I think we all get this excited when opening packages, right?
Since Georgia was well-rested and ready to entertain, she insisted on showing me her room.
She has a bit of a thing for Fancy Nancy. And well, books in general. But there were lots of Fancy Nancy books to read, and she read them all just for me. I felt like such a fancy guest in Georgia’s room!
I have this secret resident that lives inside my camera. The trick is, only kids can see him. I told Georgia this, and she didn’t seem to believe me…at first. Then as she looked closer, she saw who it was. And decided to make a face for him. :) (Hint: he has two big black ears and a girlfriend named Minnie.)
The girl has had gorgeous long lashes since birth. They’re unbelievable, and I can’t resist photographing them every time I see her.
Peekaboo! I’m reading up here now!
Okay, back to my castle.
After reading and a bit of indoor play, we decided to check out the backyard for some more playtime and fresh air. And…bubbles!
Bubble attack! It got her right in the nose. :)
We decided to get creative with some chalk. I love Georgia’s “potato people,” as her mom calls them.
Hey Mindy, it’s kinda hot out here. Let’s go back inside, okay?
After dinner and a bath, we got ready for the Falcons game, and of course a little Georgia playtime. Including a ticklefest from daddy…
…and some tasty brownies…
…and some more playtime.
Georgia’s princess helped daddy cheer on his team. I think the Minnie Mouse hat probably helped a bit, too. :)
Just one more Fancy Nancy story before bed. Then she was tucked in all snug in her bed. Thankfully, we got to have a sleepover, and take more photos the next day. Spoiling the photographer! :)
And we start the day with? You guessed it…Fancy Nancy!
And some teeth & hair brushing, of course.
Downstairs for breakfast we go!
Georgia has a thing for playing with these big comfy couch pillows.
See what I mean? It’s like a not-so-bouncy trampoline, right in her own living room!
More story time. I hope we’re lucky enough to have a kiddo who loves reading this much. She gets it from her mom. :)
A bit of playroom fun time before we had to get ready to go home.
Since the AKs (as we and everyone else in their world lovingly call them) were moving (and have since moved, I should say), we wanted to get a family photo in front of their house. They’re now quite a bit further away from us, but will be back here in a few years. Until then, we’ll fly to see them whenever we can.
Such sweet kisses from mom…too much too much! We rolled laughing at this second shot when we pulled it up at home later. :)
It just wouldn’t be the AKs without a silly-face shot. :)
Dear sweet AKs, we love you and miss you! Thank you for letting us go camera crazy in your cozy home. :)
We will see you in a few months - counting down!