I met up with Tami and her family at Falls Park, located in downtown Greenville
where spring was everywhere.
I am thankful for ducks in the river as this helped Olivia warm up to the whole photo shoot idea.
Tami and I worked together at Grove before her husband was relocated to Fort Mill. I can remember her pregnancy, baby shower, and even bringing sweet baby Olivia to Grove Elementary! Now her little girl is about to turn 2!
|Then she realized how much fun the rocking chair was!|
|This is the response I got when I asked, "How old are you?"|
|One thing I know about children is that they love to play. This is a must during photo shoots! Here I was tickling her feet and then pulling back to quickly get the shot of her smiling.|
|With shoes back on, she was ready to explore, in a tutu of course!|
|Olivia was more interested in picking flowers than standing by them, but I got a few shots. How cute is her little nose scrunched up!|
|I love this little bridge tucked away in Falls Park. Here is Tami and her husband|
|Olivia decided she wanted to play with sticks and not be in the picture. Rule #2 of working with children (Rule #1 is of course be ready to play), work with what they give you. So i gave her a break and got a shot of her sweet parents.|
|Rule #3: Smart Mommies bring snacks to bribe children for pictures. Yes, as the morning wore on, this became a necessity. Thank you teddy grahams!|
|Olivia got her blonde hair from her father but she has her mom's great smile and eyes!|
|I'm pretty sure she is pointing at the ducks here :)|
|Olivia LOVED the swing. We should have done this first! Oh well, I will remember this for next time.|
The next three are of Olivia on the swing by herself. These were some of the last pictures taken that morning. Her smile is priceless in these!
Lastly, a candid shot. I am so glad I did not turn off my camera yet. As we were leaving the park, Olivia took out her hair bow. Shortly thereafter she reached down to count and smell these flowers. I love her hair in her face and how careful she is being with the delicate flowers. Her soft pink skirt is perfect for this shot as well! She is a precious little toddler. It was wonderful to see Tami again and spend time with her family on Easter weekend!