Since my sister Natalie bought this adorable crown (from Little Blue Olive) I've made it a point to photograph Maddie on her "half" birthday, first at 6 months, then at 18 months, and now at 2 1/2 years. The collage seen above are my favorites from all of her "Halfsies" sessions. Its so fun to see how she changes and grows, all the while still showing us her crazy, adorable personality.
I've quickly learned that with toddlers, there is no such thing as "posing" or telling them what to do. And it's really better this way- let them do their thing!! It takes the pressure off of them and they can show their true selves. Maddie is at the stage where we know she understands what we want her to do but chooses to a) not do it and b) pretend like she doesn't hear you when obviously she does! Regardless, I think we got some pretty cute photos. My oh my, how I love this little niece of mine.
Loves: my husband, golden age movie musicals, red lipstick, fall leaves, rainy mornings, dressing up, jazz music, yellow tulips, tap dancing, and taking your photos (yes YOU!)