Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Emma in the Garden



Sunday afternoon Emma and I took a stroll through Jasmine Hill Gardens in Wetumpka to take some photographs for her 5-year-old portrait. Thank you to my talented friend Cathy Stearns for letting us borrow one of her beautiful handmade heirloom dresses for the event. Here are some of our favorite moments from the day.



















 






































The owner of the gardens delighted Emma with this flower with a sweet surprise inside; can you see the little bunny?






"In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful." -- Abram L. Urban


22 comments:

Natasa said...

Emma is a very cute girl. I love her dress with lace detail .... just beautiful!!!!!!
As for the photos, are wonderful!!!!!!! Emma seems to cherish the lens of the camera ..... And the garden is amazing with all these colorful flowers !!!!!!!!
Love-Natasa.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful little girl and wonderful photography. Emma seems like such a natural before the camera. Thanks for sharing!

Debbi

Love Being A Nonny said...

Oh so precious. I love everything about these pictures! You are blessed!

Sharon said...

What lovely photos! Your daughter is just beautiful. :)

Rach said...

Thanks for the lovely tour of the garden! Emma is adorable. I love the pics of her lifting the sides of the dress.

Katy said...

Breath taking! Love the setting and those sweet smiles!

Nancy said...

Oh Melissa, I have watched this precious child grow up through your lens and cannot believe she's five already. The photos are so sweet and the background just beautiful. Again, I'm so glad you shared this with us.

Deborah said...

What beautiful pictures. She is so precious. I love picture # 8.

Elizabeth said...

I can't decide which one I like the best. I like the one sitting on the bench, the one with her reflection in the pool and any of the ones where she is holding up her dress. I think that is all Sophie would do.

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Sonja said...

No children on earth are going to have a better treasure of photographic memories than your children!!

Sonja

Becky Welch said...

I can't believe she is 5!!! I have enjoyed watching all of your beautiful children grow up on this blog!!

Glenda said...

Emma is lovely and the garden is an amazing setting for her portrait! It's obvious she enjoyed her time in front of the camera, but I can imagine she enjoyed the one-on-one time with mommy even more. How blessed you are to have such lovely children!

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Red said...

Gorgeous! Your daughter is so photogenic and the pics turned out amazing. What a beautiful park. And the dress too! You could tell that she felt beautiful in it...oh, to keep our girls feeling beautiful!

Anonymous said...

What lovely pictures! You take great photos! May I ask what camera you are using?

Andreea said...

You're a wonderful woman, wife, mother. You have 4 little lucky angels. I absolutely adore your blog and reading your thoughts is so inspiring for me every day. I dream that one day i will have the chance to look back to my life with so much pride as you do. A friend :)

Melissa Lester said...

Thank you, Andrea! On the question about my camera, I use a Sony 600 DSLR.

{ T G L } said...

Those photos are really stunning and the dress is precious (as is the girl, of course!). It breathes the atmosphere of a bygone era... something Edwardian or such :)

Thank you for a lovely blog!

Blessings,
This Good Life

Kristi said...

Just beautiful pictures!

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paula said...

Beautiful photos you have shared in here with your very cute kid. What a beautiful garden too. Wish to have a garden on my place too. :)
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Sherrie Hilliard said...

Melissa, you have several poses that will work very well. Hope you see this message. I will try to send you a message on Facebook. Sherrie

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