So recently my little girl came to me and asked me to take her picture. This is HUGE! She has a very hard time making eye contact and she has an aversion to being photographed. She also has ants in her pants.
But there was a catch!
She really only wanted to be photographed because she wanted me to take a picture of her toy Lamby. Lamby is her version of a security blanket and has managed to survive to the ripe old age of 5. A little rumpled fur, a small hole, and quite a bit of dirt have added to Lamby's character over time, but overall she looks pretty good. Luckily Lamby goes through the washer really well so at least we are able to keep the germs at a minimum.
Generally, if a stuffed animal is going to be in my photos than it is required to be perfect and stylized and very attractive with a vintage look. It has to have "Prop Status".
I have several beautiful Boyd's Bears for example that I keep on the prop shelf.
Lamby is not Prop material.
But my daughter really really really loves her Lamby. It is an important part of her childhood and her innocence. Soon she will begin to forget about Lamby and grow up. So before Lamby becomes our own little velveteen rabbit story I decided that my daughter's request was not only reasonable but such a great idea.
As you will see, the level of connection I got from my daughter was amazing. She has never been so natural and comfortable being photographed before. As a result the images blew me away. I was just so touched and amazed at the beautiful momento of youth these pictures became to me. There is such a wonderful wide range of emotion in these images and they really show so much of my little one's personality.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!