Nothing could have thrilled me more, as a photographer-mom, than to have my child to request a photo session as her birthday gift from me. And Piper knew just what she wanted, too! She wanted a session in downtown Charleston, a town I'd never shot in, as well as some sweet shots in a bakery. I don't know where she came up with the idea, but I went right to work. I contacted Sugar Pie Bakery, and Rachel was gracious enough to say, "Sounds like fun! Come on in!". We started our morning off in the bakery, with helium-filled balloons, and plenty of sweet treats. Rachel was very gracious, telling me to feel free to move anything that we needed to in order to get the photos we imagined. We picked our goodies from display cases that housed deliciousness like I'd never had before! I could have stayed there all day, indulging ;) But, there was more work to be done.
We then moved to the historic area of downtown Charleston. We could have stayed there for hours, had the rain clouds not chased us away. It was so beautiful where we were, and there were so many photo opportunities to be had. I'm excited to go back there and shoot some more soon.
The downtown area and the bakery allowed me to be able to capture Piper as she is in real life at age 13. She's a natural beauty, and that beauty radiates from the inside out! Well-behaved, highly-intelligent, and with a heart of pure gold! She doesn't give me a minute's trouble, and has been a joy since birth. My biggest goals in planning this session were to keep it age-appropriate and to make it fun. Both goals were accomplished.
Piper, being the total sweetheart that she is, wouldn't hear of going for her photo session without Georgia! So little sister tagged along and appeared in a few photos too. When I say Piper is the best, it's the absolute truth! I'm so blessed to call her mine.
Piper even snapped this one of Georgia herself:
Be sure to check out Sugar Pie Bakery for all of your delicious treats!