Monday, April 28, 2014

Nya At Sendall Gardens

When the kids are nearing their birthday, I usually take some time to get photos of them. Poor Koen is in January so it's always tricky, but Nya, well her birthday is in May and it's soooo pretty out!  This next week I have plans to take photos of Nya in an orchard with apple blossoms.  She loves her tea parties so I hope to set one up for her there.  I know to some it might seem a little excessive but I love documenting milestones in my kids lives and if it ends up being super cute, why not?  I also learned today that having her seated at a tea party might be a little bit easier than running after her the whole time.

{So in love with the lighting in this exact spot!}

Tonight as we were finishing up dinner I asked Gary what he thought about going to Sendall Gardens so that I could take a few photos of Nya.  I have a special birthday dress for her tea party photos but I found this other tutu one second hand and wanted a few of her in it.  Besides, the lighting was perfect!  Sunny with clouds.

The boys had so much fun running around there.  Kai actually asked if he could have his birthday party funny.  It's because they love racing leaves down the waterfall there.  Nya did not nap today and did not have a very cooperative afternoon but fortunately she was all for looking pretty :)  If I wanted her in a certain spot, I asked the boys to go there first.  She wants to do whatever her brothers do.  The rest of the time she was just running, running, running.

{Picture the boys huddled together with grumpy faces on the other side of this bench.  It's the only way I could get her to sit there for more than a second.}

By the way, to any of my photographer friends, my camera is always set to RAW so I never check the setting but today it was set to jpeg accidentally.  I haven't edited jpeg's in years but I think they still turned out well:)  I just felt super awkward in Lightroom trying to adjust different sliders.

{Outtake below:)  She was pretty cold so we went into the greenhouse that they have there.  It's nice and warm and that's where the rest of the photos are from.}

Nya, how old are you going to be? `I'm TWO!'.  Isn't she sweet?!

{Really it was just go, go, go the whole time.  Here are a couple of behind-the-scene photos.  She will do whatever the boys do....}

So glad that we went last minute to get a few photos. I love them.  Hopefully what I'm envisioning for her tea party photos in the orchard comes to fruition (ha, so punny).  I think we may have to do evening photos there as I'm LOVING this light.

Hope you had a great start to the week!  We did.

Love, Louise


  1. Oh my. I think the outtake is my favourite! Love that face! Haha.

  2. These are awesome!

  3. LOOOOOOOOVE these pictures! and the location :)

  4. Great photos of a cute little 2 year old!

  5. Ella and I just viewed these adorable pics of Nya together. Ella wants to say, "I like you Nya!" Really, those shots are great and she is such a cutie. Michella

  6. She is seriously so cute. Love her chin dimple :)

  7. Thanks, everyone. I think she's so adorable.
    Katrina, I may have noticed her chin dimple while going through the photos. I never noticed it before!

  8. I love these Louise! She's adorable.