Thursday, May 22, 2008

[ FIVE ].

Do you remember being five? I sorta do. I remember playing outside until late, loving tag and hide and seek...I also remember making mud pies. I know that most people think of that as kind of a joke, but I really did hunt for different colors of dirt, mix in water and wait for it to dry up. Five was fun from what I can remember...and now seeing that age in my own kids and in clients' children...it is just an age of sweet innocence. Five is on the verge of becoming a "kid". I remember it was almost like a panic when I saw my little boy becoming a kid, and I just wanted to stop time. Starting kindergarten is huge and a little bittersweet. My son is definitely a kid now, so I cherish the picture I took of him holding his stuffed dog, Butch...in that picture he is still my little guy. (I love the "kid" too:)) Here is to stopping time for just a second.

Little M was soooo photogenic and just an absolute pleasure to photograph. She is five and may be growing up, but she is obviously becoming a lovely young lady.

10 comments:

Ritz said...

Hey I loved making mud pies too! She is a natural beauty, her expression here is so sweet.

Tera said...

What a gorgeous girl! Now you're making me feel all sentimental as my almost 6 year old is graduating from kindergarten tonight. It's definitely bittersweet.

corey civetta said...

I love this image ... and your post! It makes me sad that my kids are already past 5, and growing up way too fast.

Danna Bowes said...

I literally gasped when I saw that image....gorgeous gorgeous little girl and an amazing capture.

kathy wolfe said...

wow! stunning!

About SH Portraits said...

Stunning is right - I totally gasped too. You captured her perfectly!

dberkhout said...

What a *gorgeous* shot!!!!

Kimberly Hill said...

What a lovely child! How smart of her parents to recognize this fleeting time and have her portraits done.

Carrie Steffe said...

This is quickly becoming my favorite age to photograph! Beautiful shot!

Lisa Kelly said...

She is just so gorgeous. That hair is just beautiful. This is a beautiful image.