Photographing Bella was an amazing amount of fun.  She’s a very dynamic child with a lot of personality. We made it easy for her by letting her play in the grass and explore. The experience of freedom for her made it easy for her to ignore the camera and just be herself. When she started to tire, we coaxed a few more poses by following the same rule: let her play.

What helped is that the day turned out to be perfect weather. A bit cool, but warm and bright enough to get some beautiful contrasts and natural expressions. We’ve been fighting bad weather all spring.

The composite set was my favourite. The posing is a bit random at first, but later, when I put it together, I discovered some poses that led to a “King of the Mountain” interaction in the background. Bella’s parents were absolutely pleased and excited about the results. That’s the part that makes photography so much fun.

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