Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Portraits? Hah!

I kinda groaned inwardly when Cuppa informed me of her intention to take Easter portraits of The Girl, for I still have vivid memories of our Christmas attempts. To get to the point, she either can't or won't sit still for more than two shakes of a lamb's tail ... if that. But try we did, and by hook or by crook, we finally came up with a few keepers.

The first two are early-session shots (below), and I thought, "We'll this isn't going too badly." However, even by the second she was becoming fidgetty — to put it mildly.

So, Amma shifted her to a different spot and brought out the props. And we got another pretty good photo (below).

Back to the first chair. Another prop. Another photo.

Yet another prop, but she's already beginning her escape.

Put a cute, Eastery hat on? No thanks, Amma.

We pretty well gave up at that point as she clambered up on the bed (below) and rolled around being impish and silly. You can see the impishness, can't you?

She put us through our paces on the weekend. On our third and final night, Cuppa and I stumbled into bed like two prizefighters who had gone toe to toe, slugging it out for about ... oh ... about fifty-six rounds. We gazed at each other in stupefied bewilderment ... and began to giggle ...

What can you do but laugh and roll with the punches?

She's a handful, but I love her dearly.


Judy said...

Ohhhh, all the pictures are perfect! She is just adorable!

I managed to get one side view of my granddaugther and one of her walking away. The grandson has such a cold that his upper lip is a shiny, glowing, red.

At least in the years to come, you will recognize her from those pictures.

Donna said...

Awwww...I Love "impish"...Hahaaaa...Gads how she's GROWN!!!!hughugs

Amanda said...

I think you have caught her personality in those pictures!
She is a beautiful little girl.

Hope you had a good Easter weekend.

Mara said...

She looks so pretty in that dress, so summery and happy. No wonder she can't sit still for more than two shakes of a lamb's tail (beautiful expression by the way).

Lorna said...

she's a photogenic handful.

Woman in a Window said...

Oh, she knows exactly how to play you! Cute photos though. Who wants perfect?

Ruth said...

I think your portraits are much more interesting than studio shots. She looks full of life and very, very cute.

Mary said...


What beautiful photos. Cuppa did a great job. When I saw the first one, I thought it was a professional photo. She's a beautiful little girl.

I can relate to being exhausted when the grandkids leave, but they are special. I don't know how we lived without them.

Garnetrose said...

wonderful photos. She is sweet.

jinksy said...

I think you deserve a medal for your patience! (And your photographic skills...)

ChrisB said...

You managed to get some lovely shots and all the better for not being perfect poses.