A birthday shoot by the countryside.

For Ellya’s 15th birthday we decided on a fun birthday shoot out in the countryside complete with balloons as props since I wanted to do something different than the usual “look-at-the-camera-smile-and-look-pretty” type of poses. I really wanted to get at least 20 balloons since I was inspired by the chic Sofia Coppola Miss Dior ads with the pink and white balloon bundle. But unfortunately my car wasn’t large enough to fit that many balloons so we settled for a few cute blue & yellow ones. Perhaps we’ll have to try this concept again for a future shoot.

We then hopped into our car and took a quick drive out to the beautiful Skagit countryside. I saw this beautiful yellow meadow with blue skies in the background and decided to stop and start our shoot there. We ended up with one of my most favorite shots below:

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And this…

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We then went out closer to the beach and had some jumping in the air action shots. I like how this turned out with the blue skies and all.

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She tried to blow a big bubble but it didn’t quite work as well as we thought it would…but it still looked cute.

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Here’s a happy birthday wish to our sweet,  spunky and beautiful Ellya…who is fast becoming a wonderful, young lady. We wish you would stop growing up too fast 🙂 May you continue to shine and bless many in everything that you do…love mom & dad.

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2 Responses to A birthday shoot by the countryside.

  1. Sandra Nootenboom says:

    She sure grew up into a stunning girl! Beautiful pictures Joe & Toni!

  2. Tnelson says:

    Hey very nice blog!!….I’m an instant fan, I have bookmarked you and I’ll be checking back on a regular….See ya

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