We finally got together on Monday night and had SO much fun. We went to Thanksgiving Point - where they had the absolute most stunning gardens I've seen in a long time! Cute little stone pathways, arched vines, tons of colorful flowers - it was so pretty.
Mason was a champ the whole time! She came prepared with a great bubble machine, a cute old rusty red kids folding chair, a stuffed bear, a red wagon - and the best - a HUGE colorful lollipop that Mason just LOVED. Of course we waited until the very end to give him that - he was a hot, sticky mess after a few minutes with that treat.
We got some really great pictures of Mason and it's so fun for me to see photos of him through another photographers eye. She was so skilled in really capturing his personality - there are some serious classic Mason faces in my gallery. Like this one, which I want printed as GIANT as I can get to hang in our living room, such a PERFECT Mason scowl:
And this one, where he's like "what do you need, Mama?"
This one, of course is special to me - because it's the cape! She actually got so many cute ones with him in just his little jean shorts and the cape - I am so glad that I got that figured out to make for his pictures (also, I have a little announcement/surprise coming next week about the capes - so keep your eyes peeled for that!)
And this one is perfect, too, because you can just see that sparkle in his eye that he knows this lollipop is a HUGE treat (which it was - he'd never had one before!)
It was so fun to meet and hang out with Michelle (and her cute daughter, Brenna). She was a professional through and through and like I said to her in an email, I was so lucky to have gotten to her before she is a humongous rich and famous photographer!
You can check her website for some more AWESOME images, her blog for cute stories and pictures (she's got some more of Mason on there), and she's also hugely famous in the digital scrapbooking world as the owner of Little Dreamer Designs. She does it all - and wonderfully at that! Check her blog for info on getting in on the portfolio building sessions like I did, too, I think she might be booking a few more!