First of all, who knew it would be so hard to find a quilt. You know, the quilt your grandmother or great grandmother made that is probably sitting in a chest or a closet somewhere. I swear I see them all the time at my dad, grandmother, mother in law, and sister’s house. In fact, while I was smack in the middle of my quest to find a quilt for a last minute photo shoot, my sister sent me a picture of a chair in the back of her SUV. I kid you not, sitting right behind that chair was a beautiful “vintage quilt” (yes, that’s what they are now!) that would have been PERFECT for my last minute photo shoot. At that moment I was very envious of all the high speed trains in Europe. OK Texas, now that the Gilfoil’s are back, it’s time to build a bullet train between Dallas and Houston. Then, while you’re at it, go ahead and add one between San Antonio and Houston!
On a positive note, the plain white quilt I found at Home Goods (LOVE THAT PLACE) ended up perfect for this shoot. I absolutely cannot be more pleased with how these photos came out. My favorite photos are ones that capture today’s everyday moments for tomorrow’s moments will be slightly different. I love how these photos capture a two year old’s fascination with the world. I adore her tired eyes, her shyness, her giggles from a grandmother’s tickle, the intensity on her face while reading a book with mommy, and how her love for her mommy and grandma shines through in these photos.
I really do think it was my best shoot yet! Not to toot my own horn too much, but it’s really cool to see how far I’ve come since I started all this back in October. I’m so excited to keep shooting and keep improving!