Our first SLC session and the kickoff of the Ballet Petite sessions could not have been any sweeter. We don’t often shoot sisters, but these two were more than I could imagine. Their family found us through a local ballet studio and adored the HDP experience.
At their wardrobe consultation, Lilly and Isabella came along and both fell in love with the same Tutu du Monde dress, so that’s what they wore! It’s the most creamiest of blushes and is covered in delicate beaded flowers along with a matching bow in front. And it just so happened to be my favorite dress as well!
All of our sessions come with the option of using our studio wardrobe which is packed with hand-picked luxury dresses, onesies, and even overalls going all the way from 3 months – adult sizes and we’re constantly getting new things in so you don’t have to worry about your session looking like someone else.
We started the session off with Isa so we could capture her two-year-old attention as much as possible. She loved our studio nesting doll and was overjoyed each time she opened a new doll. Miss Isabella has such a fun and free spirit and yet such a sweet personality and we got some stunning photos of her!
She also brought her bunny to the session and I was a goner! I love seeing heirloom lovies like hers! They go so well with all color schemes and carry the sweetest stories. Hers had been with her since she was a baby and she loved to cuddle it and play in the petals.
In the middle of shoots with siblings, we always do together photos and these girls did not disappoint! We had to bribe them a little to get cozy but once they did it was all sunshine and rainbows from there as you can see below! They both changed into their studio leotards and their mom and I positioned ballet shoes all around them to transport them to a world of ballet magic.
And you can not convince me that there’s something cuter than two little sisters spinning around together. Don’t even try! Especially with their mommy’s pointe shoes in the background…
Then it was big sister Lilly’s turn to shine! We started off with one of my go-to poses with leads to such elegance. Can you believe her sparkly eyes and eyelashes? And she has one of those quiet spirit’s and a heart full of love and life. And she’s only 4! I can’t wait to see them grow up with more sessions and capture them over the years,
When the family first arrived at the studio I learned that the mom had grown up as a dancer and she had brought her pointe shoes. And since I cannot resist an heirloom, I wanted to create some timeless images using them. Little Lilly was a little confused as to why we were putting them on and we she couldn’t stand in them, but I know she’ll understand the importance of these photos someday.
I realize I’ve completed image dumped on you at this point, but I had to brag on Lilly’s hair for a second. He sweet mom created this absolutely stunning curled bun complete with flowers and a fairy crown and it was one of the most perfect things that’s ever been in the studio.
After seeing all these photos you can imagine how excited I was for this family’s reveal session. I always create some mockups of albums and wall displays to help make the decision process a little easier. I always stock some tissues just in case we have some tears during our slideshow and there definitely were some sweet ones shed. They decided on an heirloom Memory album, Petite museum-quality prints, and a digital gallery. I got chills every time something arrived from their order! And the album and prints and lifetime guaranteed so the girls will have something to pass down to their children which is a truly humbling thing to be a part of.
Sending much love from Park City, UT and Happy 2020! It’s New Year Eve while I’m writing this but when this gets published it’ll already be several days into 2020 session planning.
Anne | Hello Daydreamer Photography
Traveling Salt Lake City Child, Cake Smash, & Headshot Photographer
If you enjoyed this post, you may also love:
HELLO DAYDREAMER PHOTOGRAPHY SERVES THE DREAMERS OF DALLAS, PLANO, HIGHLAND PARK, MCKINNEY, & FORT WORTH. HDP ALSO TRAVELS TO SELECT DESTINATIONS INCLUDING CHICAGO, ATLANTA, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, & SALT LAKE CITY WITH PREMIER, AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES INCLUDING LUXURY CHILDREN’S DAYDREAM PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS, BABY CAKE SMASHES & MILK BATHS, & ENTREPRENEUR/MODEL/CORPORATE HEADSHOTS