Sunday, May 8, 2011

McKenna's Sneak Peek

Allow me to introduce you to McKenna! She is the daughter of one of my good friends, and I have known her since she was 2 1/2. She turned 11 a few days ago (which I CANNOT believe), and in honor of her birthday we just had to have a photo session!

McKenna actually looks a lot like I did as a child, and could easily pass for my daughter. Whenever I see her, it kind of feels like looking into a mirror that reflects the past to me. It's a little odd, and a lot cool all at the same time.

We started out McKenna's photo session near my house so I could take some photos using this building. I've been driving by it for weeks, just dying to use it in some photos and I finally got my chance this evening!...


I had no idea what the building actually used to be, but smarty pants McKenna, told me that it was probably an old guard shack at one time, and I think she's absolutely right.

Gorgeous eyes run in this family, and McKenna didn't get left out. Just look at those baby blues!...


Doesn't McKenna look so grown up in this picture?...


Mom, watch out! You've got a future heart breaker on your hands. The boys are going to be knocking down your door soon (if they aren't all ready)!...


I totally heart both of these two photos, and I just couldn't pick between them so I had to post them both...



Love, Love, LOVE this one...


Isn't she just so pretty?...


Some photos just scream to be in black and white, and this is definitely one of them!...


McKenna was so much fun to photograph! After my weekend of photographing toddlers and dogs it was a lot of fun working with her. Instead of working really hard to get her to smile and have fun for the camera, she was nothing but smiles, giggles, and laughs!...


I actually had a hard time trying to get a serious face from her, but I did manage to get a few, just barely! You can see her about to break out in another huge grin just seconds after this one was taken...


McKenna, thank you for allowing me to take your photographs and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope that you enjoy being 11, and that it is your best year yet.

Michele Whitacre is a portrait photographer currently located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Michele will be relocating to Phoenix, Arizona during the summer of 2011. Visit Michele's website at michelewhitacrephotography.com. Become a fan of Michele's work on Facebook. Follow Michele's updates on Twitter.

1 comment:

  1. Michele,
    You never cease to amaze me. I thought for sure that McKenna would have been your biggest challenge yet! You breezed right on through the entire session. I know she can be a little "energetic" (to say the least), but you kept right up with her. You've done a beautiful job with my family's photography. I may just have to stalk you all the way to AZ!!! ;)
    Thanks again for a wonderful time and beautiful photos. I can't wait to see the rest! :)

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