We don't have snow yet down in the Treasure Valley. Just a lot of cold, overcast skies, and inversion. That doesn't mean we couldn't make the best of what we have, which is a lot of sagebrush and open desert.
I'm in love with her little knit suit and boots, but the pop of red from her Santa hat just brings a lot of Christmas feel to the images.
When we left for the session it was near dusk, the sun was going down fast. I attempted to take most shots with only available natural light, but towards the end I pulled out my flash to give a boost to the last set of images. I really should've left the house sooner, but when this baby girl finally settles for nap, not even a mouse will stir, because no one dares to wake her. We don't call her Clairebear just because it's cute, although that's one reason. ;)
Now, for a little more imagination... it's the Wild West, so why not?
Now, don't go gettin' upset. These aren't real. I've taken heat for using these prop reptiles before. No snakes, tortoise, or children were in any danger. It isn't real. It's called creativity and playfulness. She had fun feeding the tortoise and telling the snake what to do with her stick.
Have a rootin' tootin' Christmas, y'all!
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Read articles relating to kids, family, and photography, written by Jessica Allison, photographer for Idaho Children's Photography and also a certified holistic health coach.