Nothing gets me more jazzed than talking about my days at summer camp Camp Mont Shenandoah! Singing the songs, reminiscing about old memories and traditions, and wishing for Sunday’s lunch with the BEST fried chicken you’ll ever have. So when Priscilla, one of my counselors from camp, told me that her son Wyatt knew the camp songs and LOVED them – you better believe we started singing them.
We were at Libby Hill Park for our mini session sing/screaming about a girl who is silly enough to trust a crocodile and float him down the Nile river. The best part besides the fact that Wyatt knew the words was that in the part when we sang “Well the croc winked his eye as she waved them all goodbye, wearing a HAPPY SMILE!” Wyatt just BEAMED with this huge smile and CLICK, we got the picture. 🙂 Most of the time taking pictures of little ones that can wiggle and move and RUN becomes a game of how can we distract you long enough to set up the shot and then make it a game to get you to smile so that I can CLICK, get the picture. Well, this trick worked and it gave me so much joy singing camp songs in the middle of the day! Win – Win.
Equal to this moment is walking up to say hi to and hug Priscilla and realizing that she is pregnant with baby number 2! Due in August!! She looked stunning in this emerald green dress and I am loving the maternity images we got of her in this mini!
I learned in November when we did our last session together that Wyatt is FAST and he loves to GO! So this time around we had some great tricks up our sleeve. From singing camp songs to jump-jump freeze to challenging him to stay as still as possible for 22 seconds (which definitely got stretched), we were able to get some great shots and I’m so excited to share them today!