There is this field near my grandmother’s house that is full of daffodils.
It’s magical and it’s amazing and it’s fleeting.
So this April when I noticed daffodils were in bloom, I decided to shoot my daughter, Marley, there as soon as possible, so I wouldn’t miss their blooming season.
I put her in her easter dress (that way I could get more use out of the $40 outfit then wearing it once).
I carried (20 pound) Marley to the field- which required hoping a fence, walking through a creek and going down then up a hill. By the time I got to the field, I was already exhausted.
I sat her own a blanket and started to snap some photos. And let me tell you, she did not like the grass. This was probably only the second time she’d ever touched grass and the first time she’d actually sat in it.
The look of disgust did not make a pretty picture. So I had to have my friend, Haley, who came with me, help try and warm up a smile out of Marley.
I got lucky with a couple photographs, but it was hard work, because Marley just wanted to be in my arms, and she did not want to sit in the grass.
I am very pleased with the images.
I envisioned one image in particular being like a fine-art painting, but I had no idea how to achieve the painting look. So I did some research, downloaded a program that let’s you paint over photographs, then followed a tutorial to get the look I wanted. It took 2 days and it’s not perfect, but it was lots of fun!
I’ve been taking lots of photographs of Marley lately, so I’ll be sharing more for you guys in the coming weeks and months! Enjoy!