My kids love to go camping! I don't personally LOVE love to camp, but since we got a tent trailer a couple of years ago, it's more fun and less messy. We spent the weekend in the Jemez, enjoying the stream, grass, wildflowers, meadows, and trees. (Sometimes I feel like such a terrible mom when my kids ask "Is this a forest, Mom?" That is what happens when you raise kids in the high desert.)
I have had these pictures in my head for a long time, and the beautiful little stream in the Jemez was perfect. My daughter loves to wear dresses, and in fact had brought nothing but dresses to wear while camping. Her long blue dress was perfect for what I was thinking. She had so much fun getting really wet in the stream with me! It was a little cold but I convinced her that it was worth it.
(I did have to promise her a big print for her room.) Her favorite is the image above, where she is pretending to sleep. My favorite is the image below.
I love this because she couldn't resist the huge grin. It was just too fun to pretend to be interested in the stream or a flower or something.
We have been giggling ever since about how funny it was to get into a stream fully dressed!
She also helped me out with some dandelion blowing pictures. We loved all the wildflowers! I wish we had a place in town that looks just like this... but I guess this is why people get away to the mountains.
If you are interested in some creative photography in a location like this, it's possible! Give me a call or email and we can chat about a session for you or your family. You can also see some other examples of creative children's photography here.