It had been awhile since we had made Scarlet sit through a photo shoot and her first birthday seemed like a good excuse to snap some more photos. Scarlet is usually a pretty easy kid to take pictures of. The camera makes her very happy so it's easy to get a smile. Of course I forgot that during her previous camera shoots she wasn't really mobile yet...
Here was the set up. We went with our friends Mindy & Dale (Jon took 6 month pictures of their daughter Jane) to this giant chess set on top of one of the buildings here in town. I had her in this adorable black and white dress and we were ready to go.
Pretty cute set up huh? Unfortunately it was the coldest day Vegas has had in the past month and Scarlet was not having it. This was the only decent shot we got ALL DAY!
The rest looked more like this
At least she looks like she is smiling in the last one... I'm pretty sure that is a yawn though. In most of the pictures she has either taken off one of her shoes, has thrown herself to the ground in a tantrum, is carrying some object or another to make her happy, or has tears/drool/boogers running down her face.
Such high hopes.
On the bright side, Jane actually did get some cute pictures that day. Mindy has posted some on her blog, just click on the Mindy & Dale link to check them out. Maybe we will try again with Scarlet on a warmer day after a very, very long nap.