I don't usually shoot pictures in the bluebonnets. I have never offered sessions there nor cared to. I am not a bad Texan, I promise. I even love the color blue. I just have some internal conflict with doing what everyone else is doing. I know, I need counseling.
Anyway, I decided to take Maggie for pictures in the bluebonnets and I actually got a little excited about it. A photographer friend found a cute little patch with a red barn in the background. I decided to go a little non-traditional (fighting my fear of conformity) and took a bandana teepee a friend made in order to play off the barn.
So I got the girls ready and we headed out. Luckily I realized that I forgot my camera while I was still in the neighborhood, but that should have been my first sign that it might not go as planned.
About 5 minutes down the road, this happens.
I texted the pic to Trent and he replied, "Wake her up now or she will be mad when she wakes up." I decided he was wrong and she needed her sleep. He also suggested that I take snacks but I decided that too was ridiculous since I fed her before we left and we were getting dinner afterwards.
You see where this is going.
Yep she woke up mad as hell. So there I was trying to set things up with a crying baby on my hip and no snacks to distract her from her present anger. So I shot these instead with Maggie screaming on my hip.
We tried again.
Not what I had planned but still pretty hilarious.
I couldn't arrange the teepee the way I wanted and now looking at it, I am not sure it was that great of an idea. I believe Ruthie agreed based on her expression here.
I finally handed her a flower clip and she calmed down. Not happy, but calm. We ditched the mismatched teepee and things started to improve.
This one may be my favorite.
Yes Maggie I see your clip. Remember, I handed it to you when you were throwing your fit?
This child has more expressions than anyone I have ever met.
I mean seriously, how can that be the same kid?
It is, she's mine, and I am crazy about her. I am still not crazy about bluebonnets, but I sure like what I see sitting in them.