I am lucky to have great friends who take amazing pictures, and was incredibly moved when Melissa Price, of Priceless Photos by Melissa posted this back to school shoot on her blog. I teared up at her lovely photos…and was touched when she offered to do one for our girls.
Melissa is a family photographer, who also does lovely fantasy sessions that are stunning. The backdrop was J’s Landing in Plantation, an old Pennsylvania barn (in the middle of South Florida) full of charm, love,gorgeous ponies, horses, and a rooster. (A rooster that you can walk on a leash, but that’s for a different day!) The theme was back to school, and we came with the hope of capturing some lovely memories at sunset of Lila in her new journey through Kindergarten. Her little sister tagged along, and it became a wonderful shoot for both girls that resulted in gorgeous shots Ralph Lauren will be begging for! Here are the photos, all taken by Melissa…in what she calls…
the start of a new chapter
When Lila started school, I did plenty of crying.
Oh the places she’ll go…
Then it was her little sister’s turn to twirl for the camera…
This one takes my breath away…how did we get so lucky to create this beautiful child?
A special thanks to Sharon Chatlos of J’s Landing for lending us Jabez (the pony) for the shoot, and of course Melissa for capturing these truly ‘Priceless’ moments for us. They will hang framed forever in our home, and we will always think of you when we remember Lila’s first day of Kindergarten.
Those are gorgeous! And what an awesome idea to do shoot at the start of her school career.
Thanks! She is very creative!
Sarah @ Play 2 Learn with Sarah says
Those are amazing! The girls are sooooo beautiful!
Thanks Melissa is GREAT!