Allison {milestone session}

I hate to admit it, but sometimes I forget to take photos for me. When my daughter pointed out her picture on the wall a few weeks ago and called herself “Baby Alli,” I knew it was time for an update. The photo she was referring to is only a year old, but I can’t believe how much she’s changed since then.

To mark her 2.5-year-old milestone, I wanted to find the perfect outfit. Then I stumbled onto Cillerenda’s Princess Coutour’s Facebook page and fell in love with all of her gorgeous hats and hair goodies. I ordered a few things and planned to put together an outfit around it. Lightning struck twice when I found an awesome pair of purple polkadot shoes on clearance at Old Navy. Only FIVE BUCKS! Score! I also snagged an adorable white skirt and paired it with purple tank from Target that Allison had in her dresser at home.

The accessories definitely made the look, and Alli and I had an awesome time. Not suprisingly, she was very excited to dress up and get her photos taken. We even made a stop on the way to show her best friend her “princess outfit.”

If you love the hair clips and hat, you can find them here. (You might even recognize a photo or two on the website.) And when Allison outgrows hers, they will join the prop closet in my studio for anyone to use.

Here are some of my favorites from our outing. Now I just need to decide which one to order in a huge canvas gallery wrap. THAT, my friends, is the hardest part.

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  • janiceJune 18, 2010 - 4:39 PM

    Wow, that’s SO hard to chose! My favorite is the one of her sitting on the chair in the field, but close second is the one where she’s kicking up her leg. I can’t believe she’s so big! I also can’t believe I’ve been following your blogging for so many years, haha 🙂 Great work, Kelly!

  • WendyJune 18, 2010 - 5:34 PM

    OH Kelly, these are gorgeous! I too love the one where she’s kicking her little polka-dotted shoe up in the air. The first black and white one is pretty stunning, too. NICE!

  • WinJune 19, 2010 - 3:53 AM

    My favorites are the one where she’s sitting in the chair among the wildflowers, and the one where she has one of her legs popped up. These photos are stunning! I love the scenery.

  • RayJune 19, 2010 - 6:35 AM

    OMG! Each and every photo is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! As is Allison! <3 Wow, Kelly. Awesome, awesome work. All these need to be on a huge canvas gallery wrap. ;o)

    Allison really is a little girl now. Wow. She's grown so much. It's crazy.

  • Anne Marie EmbreyJune 19, 2010 - 4:23 PM

    The pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!!! It is hard to narrow it down to one special one. She is such a beautiful little girl with a very talented mom.

  • LinnJune 21, 2010 - 3:18 AM

    These are amazing. She looks so much older in some of the pictures.

  • Tonya HayJune 23, 2010 - 12:23 PM

    She is getting so freakin big! I LOVE the picture with her little shoe kicked up…she’s so precious 🙂

  • RandallJune 23, 2010 - 4:04 PM

    She is growing so fast, just darling!

  • ShaliniJune 24, 2010 - 4:22 AM

    How can you choose!??? She is so adorable!

    You are an AMAZING photographer!

  • JenniJune 26, 2010 - 4:59 AM

    What a beautiful little girl, and what beautiful photography!
    She looks so much like Jerry! I’m tempted to make a visit from SC and get my picture taken!


  • EmilyJuly 31, 2010 - 7:51 PM

    She is so beautiful! I am so happy to have been able to read blog for the last three years and watch her go from in your tummy to such a wonderful child! Congratulations, you guys are obviously doing a wonderful job!

  • mandi kayJanuary 21, 2011 - 7:58 PM

    those are beautiful pictures!!! she’s stunning..very hard to choose! another great website for hats and bows/flower clips is…very high quality and very inexpensive!!