My cousin was back in town last week and this time we did a “proper” photo session with lovely little Svea.
The last time we saw her, she was just 7 months old. Now she’s almost 1 1/2 years old and apparently she spent the last 9 months in Maryland just focusing on getting cuter.
It’s definitely working for her.
She should teach seminars.
And that adorable thumb-sucking shot above deserves a closer look:
Wow, I love that. With her hair all backlit and the starry sun coming through the leaves in the background? Yeah. I’ve already put that in my “very favorite photos ever” folder.
We went to the Landscape Arboretum, which is always such a nice place for photos. The backgrounds are lovely and it’s one of those locations where I never have to worry about catching a parked car or a light pole in any shots. You wouldn’t think it, but these are the things that keep me up at night.
And it’s just so nice when the kids can roam and look at whatever strikes their fancy.
Svea actually brought along two friends with her for these photos.
Her 2-year-old buddy:
And her buddy’s handsome 4-year-old brother:
They were cute. REALLY cute:
I love the white dress. It makes for lovely, contrasty black-and-whites. Of course, her extremely cute self makes for lovely black-and-whites, also.
I know my cousin and her husband and Svea had many, many people to visit during their short trip to Minnesota. But I am really glad that there was time to catch some images before they headed back East.
Because missing out on this just wouldn’t have been right: