Little Emerson is One!

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This little lady is very, very busy and only fit in a little time for me to make pictures of her face - ha!  She's now a walking one-year-old and was super busy the evening I stopped by to make pictures.  Picking up sticks, looking for her brother, waving at cars...all the things.  I do think we got some sweet pictures of her busy little self and that show her kind and mischievous nature.  I also really love the image of her Momma carrying her back to the front of the house for the zillionth time.  Love when images look like how motherhood feels - wrestling a strong willed little person into some semblance of direction with a huge side of joy, laughter and a sprinkle of frustration that impossible to hold with all the little giggles.  I used to love photographing elementary aged children so much, honestly because they responded to direction, but there's something really wonderful about the mystery of the toddler phase.  Where are they going?  What are they thinking?  And all the little surprise hellos, side glances and waves.  Reminds me in my adultness to take a few notes from the littles.  So good.  Enjoy!