I'm going to start this post by stating what might be obvious to some, but not all: No, I did not really put my daughter in the woods with a live reindeer :) The reindeer is an overlay that I applied during the editing process. Trying to get my 2 year old to act as though there were actually an animal in front of her, THAT was a challenge! I think she thought I was nuts! Now I think she's even more confused looking at the photos, and she will probably have manufactured memories of actually seeing this reindeer when she grows up....
Due to the crazy amount of snow we had for the second day of Hot Cocoa Stand minis, I had a couple of people that needed to reschedule. For the first family, we were lucky enough to still have snow on the ground, but with temperatures in the high 40s! It made for a completely different feel to the photos. On the second make-up date I ended up setting up my stand at a forest preserve in Northbrook. I was already out that way for an in-home shoot and it was closer for the client. I ended up asking the client that I was originally out there for to come along too!
In the end, I set up my stand 4 times and have 4 completely different looking mini sessions :) I love it!
Hi there! I'm Mandy.