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Great Expectations
Posted By: K McCall, 03-13-2014, 06:48 PM

When I was about 2 years old, I was photographed at Olan Mills wearing a dress my oldest cousin had worn in my parent's wedding. Over 30 years have passed, but the dress has been photographed on almost all my cousin's children in the intervening years. When my own daughter turned 2, I got the dress from my aunt and finally had the good window light (and the inclination!) to try to wrangle a rambunctious 2-year-old into standing still long enough to get something. I ended up with the shots I had hoped for, and a few that - given her age - should have been more expected...










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When I was about 2 years old, I was photographed at Olan Mills wearing a dress my oldest cousin had worn in my parent's wedding. Over 30 years have passed, but the dress has been photographed on almost all my cousin's children in the intervening years. When my own daughter turned 2, I got the dress from my aunt and finally had the good window light (and the inclination!) to try to wrangle a rambunctious 2-year-old into standing still long enough to get something. I ended up with the shots I had hoped for, and a few that - given her age - should have been more expected...








Amazing! All the pictures are great because your daughter is a little doll! And her Mommy is a fantastic photographer who knows how to capture love and emotion in light. What catches my eye in all but one picture is your daughters hands...... they are amazingly expressive. The fourth picture also stands out because you can just see her feet a bit which put her someplace in space. They "ground" her in the picture. Plus, feet are as expressive as hands... Your daughter looks like she has a ton of energy and has no problem expressing herself.... ;-)

Thank you for sharing with us. Bob

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You definitely did well to move half of your bedroom out of the way. The lighting is great and the images are priceless.

What personality she's got already (#3)!
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Thank you! It is SO hard to get her to stand still these days, so I was pretty thrilled with the results! All it took was a laptop behind me with cartoons on it
Marvelous shots, especially the first one. But I thought you had maybe glued her shoes to the floor towards the end
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Those are classics! You captured a lot of different moods.

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Marvelous shots, especially the first one. But I thought you had maybe glued her shoes to the floor towards the end
Ha! She's actually standing on a small box, which I've discovered helps with the running away bit. But shoes glued to a concrete rug isn't a bad idea!

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Those are classics! You captured a lot of different moods.
Thanks! I actually didn't get the one I was REALLY going for, which would have required her turning more toward the window, but I've lowered my standards a lot when working with a toddler.
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