Aria is a sweet little girl who just turned 4. As she is our niece we wanted to get her a gift for her birthday. Aria is, however, an only child and has everything… so we were perplexed as what to get her that she didn’t already have. Then… it hit us! Every year for her birthday we could give her a photoshoot! We wanted it to be really special so we decided on a theme that really displayed who Aria is. I did some “research” on Pinterest and created a mood board. After discussing it with each other we couldn’t decide on just one shoot, so we compromised on two!
After deciding to go for a vintage “runaway” photoshoot we needed to get Aria’s hair done. There is ONLY one place for such things… Shine! Christine did an AMAZING job and was so patient with Aria, as Aria had 101 questions and simply could not contain all of her excitement. We took every chance to capture the moments!
After Aria’s hair was all done and she was dressed she looked more like an 8 year-old than a 4 year-old!! (The fact that Joelle’s shoes near fit her didn’t help either!) Then it was off to Fort George Park! We had scoped out the location the day before but when we arrived the “train station” was littered with 20 children and several daycare workers from Exploration Place. We were a bit mortified because it is no easy undertaking to doll up a 4 year-old! We kindly asked the daycare workers if relocating for a half hour would be possible to which they graciously obliged. While the daycare workers rounded up their rascals we took a few shots down the track. The results were quite satisfactory! Isn’t she the cutest?!
Once the kids from the daycare at Exploration place were comfortable in a new location we regrouped at the mini train station.
After the “train station” we needed a play break and we took Aria to the playground to blow off some steam!
Next up was the skate park. This was definitely Aria’s favorite photoshoot of the two. As soon as we pulled into the parking lot she squealed with excitement. Aria was totally enthralled with the whole process of the (washable) tattoo process. She was insistent upon carrying the skateboard and even skated part way from the parking lot to the park. As soon as we got set up with our cameras she was owning the shoot, completely hamming it up!
We even had one teenage boy at the skate park ask us if her tattoos were real!
After all that hard work we had a Kinder Surprise and some more playtime on the slide next to the skate park and it was home for supper! It was a super fun day had by all (but we were all pretty tired :D)