A little over a month ago, Maya and I participated in a photo challenge put on by Red Tricycle and Disney Junior. I posted one of our entries along with a quick chia pudding recipe here.
We didn’t win, but we sure did have fun! We ended up knocking out 3 days worth of challenges in this one shoot, because…as fun as it was. It took time! And time is a hot commodity these days. The best part was that we were doing it together though! And Maya was excited about it-YES!
We were both excited about the “Elegant Ensemble” challenge.
Party dress? Count us IN!
Looooove this next one! Another day was “Fancy Fingernails”
This was super fun! Normally I go get manicures with just my mom, but I asked Maya if she wanted to come with us, and she did! She was so serious when they were doing her nails. And of course…she picked FOUR colors haha.
Blue and white on one hand…silver and gold on the other. 🙂
Maya on a rock…is her comfort zone…OMG. This is hands down my new favorite picture of Maya!
SO HER!! And yet…this is also so her.
“I hate pictures! Oh, but how about I nail this pose….”
I swear these were ALL HER.
All I said was, “Can I get a picture of you standing on that rock?” Then…we got some together again as the sun was fully down.
These were to showcase our “Unique Updos”
I didn’t get a good picture of Maya’s (shown later in a phone pic in the “keeping it real” section!), but her’s was braided all along the back and then a braid bun. She had been asking me to do her hair that way for a WHILE, so I finally tackled it. She was VERY specific!
Keeping it Real…
I was a liiiiiittle nervous that I was putting too much time/thought into this shoot. I kid you not, the more time and thought I put into shoots, the more likely it is to go to shit!
So…I made sure to leave with PLENTY of time to catch the sunset. I picked a spot that usually isn’t very popular, but 10 min after we got there a family of SIX comes down. Not only would they be in our shots I had set up, but of course Maya wanted to play with them!
We flipped it around and shot the other way…
But, it’s a lot harder to focus when things are heavily backlit…
I messed up the focus on the first round of shots!
I DID NOT GIVE UP THOUGH! hahaha.
And finally the family left after the sun had gone down. And…we got the amazing shots on this rock! But not before…
And…here’s the picture I actually took with my phone as I finished Maya’s hair.
SO glad I did!
And I’m only a little bummed I didn’t get a picture of it on the beach, but…whatever! I got WAY
more than I expected to get!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))