Child Portraits in Folsom CA
I had an idea for a travel themed child portrait session earlier this summer. I remembered that Paige liked to dress up - she has boas and hats and all sorts of fancy things that little girls love. With a few old suitcases, we were in business. She, her mom, and I met in Old Folsom - I love the old-time feeling whenever I walk around this area. An old alleyway was our first backdrop. Paige became fascinated with one of the driveways, so we took a few shots there. Her mother and I had to steer her away though, when we realize that it was owned by someone (can you say trespassing? Oops)
After a change of clothes, I had her play with the suitcases. They were a little heavy for a little girl, but she insisted on carrying them. I love the image of her looking down the alley, as if waiting for her ride. Before we moved onto another area, she said that she wanted to sing a few songs that she learned in Kindergarten for me. One song turned into several and she enjoyed performing. With her celebrity sunglasses and pink gloves, she may have been mistaken for a little movie star!
We headed down to the Railroad Museum and we took a few photographs there. I am not entirely sure what look she was going for when she placed the white sheet over her head and put a hat on top, but I went with it (I was LOL inside, though).
Finally, near the end of our session, I asked her mom to blow bubbles for her. As with many children, she could not get enough of them. At times, I thought she would burst with excitement!
Her mom treated her to ice cream at the nearby shop, Snooks. I was able to snap some shots of her against the sunset. A warm evening + drippy ice cream - what more can you want after a lovely child portrait session?
Claire Toney is a Sacramento Photographer who lives in a Sacramento suburb where she enjoys spending time with her children and husband. She enjoys candid child portraits and documentary family photography. To schedule a session, please contact her at (916) 769-5482 or firstname.lastname@example.org