A Little Gatsby Baby | Louisville Child Photographer

There’s something about a little lace that just screams girly to me.  I don’t consider myself a girly girl, but I’ve always liked to play dress up.  When I get a baby girl in the studio, that’s definitely part of the fun, the dress up!  This sweet little lady is the daughter of a dear, dear friend of mine.  She couldn’t have been any sweeter, with her chunky cheeks and gorgeous red hair.  Even as a brand new baby she had that beautiful hair.  It’s particularly distinctive to me because I am also a redhead and you just don’t see it that often.  I’m sure Lousville Kentucky is filled with redheads but I haven’t met any of them.  Oh well, maybe they are hiding in Lexington.  😉  Her tomboy of a mother was all over the lace, feathers and pearls for this session and little Miss R loved every second of it.  If you follow my blog you’ll notice that I always seem to be mentioning eyelashes, usually on the boys, so it’s only fair to point out her’s.  Stunning!  Just like her mother.  She was all about pulling faces for me during this session, I think I got all of her classic looks, including the “serious” baby face.  Sometimes there is just so much to think about.  My favorite expression of all times is this one below.  I’ve been wracking my brain to come up with the perfect quote for this image and I have a few contenders but nothing that has stuck yet.

At this age, you get very real expressions, whether contentment, seriousness, laughter or even sadness.  I often wonder what they would tell you if they could truly express themselves in words.  Luckily as parents, especially mothers, we are pretty good at reading those expressions even without the words.


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  • Love those little ones. Beautiful

  • I love the red hair and the softness to your images. Beautiful!

  • What a doll! Love the lace and pearls!

  • awww – what a cutie pie!! love that pink lace romper!!!

  • Cute cute cute!

  • LOL, love her facial expression in the first picture 🙂

  • Oh my gosh, what a cutie!!