Nothing gets me more excited about the coming of spring than seeing yellow mustard flowers in full bloom! Besides being a beautiful backdrop for photos, mustard plants are used as a cover crop in vineyards, which protects and nourishes the grape vines! Who knew these dainty little flowers had so many benefits?
Saratoga Children’s Photos
With spring and Easter just around the corner, I knew that I wanted to create something special for my daughter’s next portrait session! For this shoot, I decided to dress my daughter in a red checkered dress from DollCake Oh-So-Girly, denim jacket and red hat from Zara, and cowboy boots from Nordstrom. Her red, blue and brown outfit ended up coordinating so well against the yellow flowers and fresh green grass!
San Jose Photographer
In celebration of Easter, I decided to add some furry friends to this session! Luckily, a friend of mine owns a beautiful Holland Lop named Thumper, so we got special permission to incorporate her pet bunny into my daughter’s shoot! The chicks on the other hand are fake, but look pretty realistic, don’t you think?
Animal & Children Safety
Although we did use a live animal for this shoot, please note that careful precautions were taken during the making of these photos. Under the careful supervision of the pet’s owner, my daughter was instructed on how to properly handle the bunny for short periods of time. Rabbits are delicate creatures that startle easily, so it is important to take all precautions when handling these beautiful animals, especially when children are present.
Since I know that my daughter has a gentle personality with the ability to follow instructions, I was comfortable with her handling a rabbit under close supervision of it’s owner. Please note that unless it is your own family pet, I will not be offering live animal sessions to future clients. This is for the safety of both the child and the animal. However, I do carry a cute collection of realistic looking animals such as my chicks, and will gladly incorporate them into your family’s session!
Mustard Flower Session
Mustard flower season will only last a few more weeks, so now is a wonderful time to book a portrait session for your family! Shoot me an email or give me a call to discuss your upcoming session. I can’t wait to document your family’s story!