Make believe... a child's favorite game.
This past weekend we watched Anne of Green Gables after finishing the book. When the movie was over, Brooklynn immediately went into role playing and was on the hunt for a long gown she could pretend in. I happened to have this vintage gown in the closet I purchased for a photo shoot and decided to let her play in it.
Today she asked if I would do a photo shoot with her, which I obliged.
I'll be the first to admit, I don't take enough photos of her with my "big" camera. I have plenty of cell phone photos, but I admittedly fail when it comes to pulling out my professional gear at home. But today was fun. It took all of 15 minutes and the images aren't perfect or perfectly edited. I can sit here and literally pick apart all of the technical details that need to be corrected and how I should have shot the image differently and exposed it in-camera... But that wasn't and isn't the point of these photos. The point and purpose was to allow my daughter to pretend, make believe, and do HER "thang." Not my own.
And honestly, it was fun. :)
I love this girl. Her personality, her creativity, her love for pretending in doing "fancy" things. And I love that I have the opportunity to watch her in this phase... Because how quickly it will go.
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