The tale of the traveling skirt.

Or one that should have traveled anyway!  I met these two sweethearts in my son’s music class last year.  They are both really sweet girls and pretty friendly, so Mom and I were surprised when the little one wasn’t really a happy camper starting out.  Turns out, we had put her in a jean skirt for the session and she hated it!  If we had taken it off sooner we could have gotten a ton more smiles, but she was so beautiful with those huge eyes and chubby cheeks it didn’t bother me in the least!

Here are those two being perfect little angels!  I know their mom will love this as much as I do!

Cristina Coco family photographer

Sometimes to get younger kids warmed up I play an expressions game.  Basically I tell them a feeling and they show me what face they would make.  In case you can’t tell – (DUH!!) first is a funny face, then a sad face, happy face, and a maaaaaad face.   It  gets great shots every time and they always loosen up for smiles after!  makeaface

Now, the skirt is still on here, so at this point the only thing that would make her smile was tickles from her big sister!


And then Mom helped out with having her point to her ears, eyes, nose and hair!  Technically this is the “where is your hair” shot, but all I see are eyes!!!


I have this Daisy Buchanan vision with big sister…  Beth, please forgive me that all your images of her are super dreamy – Great Gatsby is one of my favorite books and I kept going back to that while editing!!


Thanks for a fun time ladies!  Beth, more to come soon!

  • Beth

    Wow, wow, wow! I am so THRILLED with these photos. I can’t wait to see more. The girls saw their pictures and smiled, too. That first shot is just delicious! Thank you so much.

  • Cristina

    I’m so glad! They are the cutest girls!!!

  • doreen

    beautiful pictures as usual…but with those 2 girls and those eyes…perfect OMG!

  • Carol Portale

    These are so so special. I love everything about them.

    How I wish we could go back in time and somehow you could photograph you and G at that age.

  • Amy

    Beautiful Christina! The path in the first one is so fun and perfect!