Wet & Wild: Midlothian VA Kids Photography

Toddlers are my kind of people. They’re easily distracted, easily amused, and love playing outside. Plus, they don’t talk all that much. We get along perfectly. So when sisters Beth and Dana contacted me and asked me to hang out with their toddlers Carter and Nora, who are only 5 months apart, I was excited and immediately thought up some things we could do together on a hot summer morning. What’s better than a morning filled with back yard bubbles, watermelon, and pool parties for a kids photography session? Nothing, that’s what.

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We started out slow, because although Carter and I had hung out before, Nora was cautious and shy of both me and my camera. We let Carter take the lead, being the good older cousin he is, and as he played like he normally would, Nora started to relax and have more fun.
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We managed to pace our activities so that right when the kids started to get bored, we changed it up and did something new. First it was bubbles (one of Carter’s favorites): IMG_3540

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And then when the bubble magic was gone, we moved to the deck and pulled out the watermelon I had brought. We timed the watermelon so that we could change the kids into their swim gear right after, for more play time. Midlothian Kids Photography

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IMG_3718By the way, the above and below photos were all shot really quickly after Nora lost her balance on the bench she was standing on and all three adults lunged at her as she regained it. The adults’ reactions surprised the kids and the genuine shock turned into hysterical laughter at their parents. I love toddlers.

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After the watermelon was all gone, we got ready and went back into the backyard to play in the kiddie pool. Nora’s dad got quickly recruited by both kids to play with them, and they loved being thrown into the air and then placed into the pool. It was like their own little water ride.
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The last thing we did before the end of our session was play with a big clear umbrella I had brought, and the backyard hose. They really liked being able to see the water coming at them and yet not get wet from it.

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IMG_4131Thank you, Beth, Dana, Ryan, Carter and Nora for spending your morning with me and showing me such a good time! You definitely put the “Funday” in Sunday!

Like these photos? Check out my Family photo portfolio to see more!

 

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Ryan
Ryan

These came out amazing! Thanks Allison.

Allison P
Allison P

You guys were great! Thanks for entertaining the little ones so I could capture their smiles. 🙂

Katie
Katie

These pictures are so adorable! Can’t believe how big Nora is!!

Allison P
Allison P

Thank you, Katie!

Ananda
Ananda

Beautiful work, Allison! Such sweet pictures of two lovely tiny humans.

Allison P
Allison P

Thank you, Ananda!

Dana
Dana

Thank YOU Allison!! I love all of these!

Allison P
Allison P

<3 I'm so glad! 😉

Michele
Michele

What wonderful pictures! You captured happy/joyful moments! Love them all!

Allison P
Allison P

Thank you, Michele!

Nini
Nini

AP- Great photos that capture how much laughter and fun was happening! And of course, it’s helpful when you have such great models! Those two are so cute!

Allison P
Allison P

Thank you, Nini P! They were the best!

Brian
Brian

Such cute kids. I especially liked Carter eating the watermelon.

Allison P
Allison P

Haha Thanks, Brian! That might have been Carter’s favorite part, too. 😀

Theresa
Theresa

Amazing pictures!

Allison P
Allison P

Thank you, Theresa!

Karen
Karen

Great shots, Allison! Such cute cousins, gotta love these two! xoxoxo

Allison P
Allison P

Thanks, Karen! Aren’t they adorable? 🙂

Anna
Anna

Great pictures in a wonderful setting. Enjoy seeing our granddaughter and her cousin having fun together.

Allison P
Allison P

Thank you, Anna! I was super jealous of their backyard; it was a really great space!

Cliff
Cliff

I like the pictures with the bubbles

Allison P
Allison P

I’ve yet to find a toddler who dislikes bubbles. 🙂

Vicki
Vicki

Love their laughter! Such fun pictures!

Allison P
Allison P

Thanks, Vicki!

Ken
Ken

These pictures are great!

Allison P
Allison P

Thanks Ken!

Dmitri
Dmitri

Great pictures!

Allison P
Allison P

Thanks Dmitri!

Anna
Anna

Adorable! I’m not sure I can pick a favorite! But the one of Dana throwing up her nephew has so much joy in it!

Beth
Beth

These pictures definitely capture the spirit and personality of the kiddos!

Cara
Cara

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! They are getting so big!

Adam
Adam

They are getting so big and the pics are so cute and awesome

Melissa
Melissa

Some of my favorite little ones–they’re just adorable. And the umbrella pics!! I could sop those up with a biscuit I love them so, so much! Looks like the little ones had a blast!

Karen
Karen

I love these two kiddos, such sweethearts! <3 Great work, Alli!

Ananda
Ananda

Beautiful pictures that captured so much joy!

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