seattle children's milestone photographer - two

seattle children's milestone photographer toddler milestone session two year old girl milestone

Two. The tricky age that has so many bad connotations to it.

I must say, I may be crazy but I LOVE TWO! I think two year old's have so much personality and they are so unfiltered still with their emotions making it so fun to photograph them. 

I love being able to see the wonder and their curiosity in their eyes! By the way, isn't this sweet girl's eyes just magical?!!!!

seattle children's milestone photographer toddler milestone session two year old girl milestone

When I first met this sweet girl it was a year ago when we were photographing her Mama's maternity session and she was becoming a big sister!! 

I love being able to see families grow, and it is a huge part of why I am a photographer. I love staying connected with families and watching kids reach milestones. 

seattle children's milestone photographer toddler milestone session two year old girl milestone
seattle children's milestone photographer toddler milestone session two year old girl milestone

One thing I've learned over the years with my own children and as a Seattle milestone photographer, is it is best to keep things short & sweet. 

Avoid too many props. Avoid too much chaos. Avoid just simply too much.

I shot this series within 10 minutes. And the first 5 minutes consisted of me just talking with her, and having my camera at my side. I kept my conversation light and fun. Talking about what they saw on the car ride to the studio? Any fun animals or cars that made silly noises? 

And then I let her talk, kept a high shutter speed and shot through our conversation about silly sounds and special animals...

I was able to capture the giggles, and still able to get her sweet innocent baby face that will soon be gone after these fleeting toddler years...

seattle children's milestone photographer toddler milestone session two year old girl milestone
seattle children's milestone photographer toddler milestone session two year old girl milestone
seattle children's milestone photographer toddler milestone session two year old girl milestone

{ I found this vintage apron dress at a local shop in Tacoma. I always love when I find vintage pieces that are well taken care of. It became the perfect outfit for this session!! This piece is still in our studio wardrobe for borrow during your children's milestone session! }

Headband / Tieback : The Dainty Miss