“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines
Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines
In two straight lines they broke their bread
And brushed their teeth and went to bed.
They left the house at half past nine
In two straight lines in rain or shine-
The smallest one was Madeline.”
– Ludwig Bemelmans
Following up to yesterday’s post these photos are of Margot’s big sis Mimi. Mimi is quite the bundle of joy herself. At just 1.5 years old this girl has got some major personality! But I mean that in the best way, she is so sweet and funny. Mimi won’t sit still for long, so that leaves me with split seconds to snap her photo before she’s moved on to the next thing. I loved watching her explore and play. From dumping sand all over herself in the sandbox, to squealing and flailing her arms in the arms in the air as Daddy chased her, to deciding she wanted to play photographer and make the camera go “click”: It’s never a dull moment when Mimi is on the move. My goal was to capture her personality and character through these photos. And friends, I think I have succeeded.
You know when one thing leads to another and suddenly you’ve landed yourself in a happy accident? This is exactly what happened to me a few weeks ago. I can’t quite recall who or how it was brought up but we were spending some time with our friends Molly and Nathan, anticipating the arrival of their second daughter. I threw out the idea of taking some newborn photos to the then 9 month pregnant Molly and she luckily agreed.