August 2, 2010

Nany Nany Photo Shoot

So remember how the other day I mentioned a professional photo shoot? (Click here)

Here's the story.

There is a children's consignment boutique in the neighborhood named Little Closets.  As their website explains, "Little Closets is a children’s consignment boutique selling new and gently-used clothing, gear and accessories for children and parents..."

Last week, they were offering free photo sessions with a local photographer named Arianys Wilson who has a website of her own at

While we signed up for the shoot just to give Lil Sippy Cup another fun activity to do over the summer, the results were phenomenal

I have learned, from experience, that if you try to get a child to sit still and pose for a picture, you are just going to embark on a fruitless journey into hair-pulling frustration.

Children's photography requires a subtle combination of patience and creativity and Arianys manages to combine both skills gracefully, engaging the children in play while carefully capturing the small, intimate moments.  I was utterly amazed at how she was able to transform my little war chief into a smiling, happy and adorable 3 year-old little boy.

So, Arianys, if you are reading this, thank you.  Thank you so much.  The pictures are amazing and we had a great time at the shoot.  To some, photography is a way to capture the truth in a moment; to others, it is a way to create art in a moment.  Somehow, you manage to do both.

There are more pictures after the jump everyone.  Enjoy. 


Ms C said...

I can't believe how much he looks like you! They are absolutely beautiful pictures. I've been thinking about blogging Penelope's adventures, but have yet to come up with a classy enough title, while making sure I am not stealing your style. Love reading your posts -- Maria

Ms C said...

I absolutely love these shots & I can't believe how much he looks like you!
I'm thinking about starting a blog on Penelope's adventure (sort of like the fan page I have for her on facebook - I'd take that down once I started the blog). BUT - I have yet to think of a clever enough title, and I want to make sure I'm not stealin' your stylin' :)
Thanks for letting me enjoy your "boy" stories admist my world of little ladies!

Unknown said...

I love the pictures. I love your blogs!!

brick said...

Great shots, little man is growing up! I get to conquer the same challenges when trying to get my nieces to cooperate with some photos...they came out awesome!

Anonymous said...

Hola primo, Nat, & Marcus!!!
These shots are great. He's even more handsome than the last time I saw him. Mariela xoxo

Unknown said...

Thank you! You guys are great. I enjoyed a lot taking pictures of Lil Sippy Cup .. he was smiling the whole time! I didn't do much, he's such a natural!

I'm glad that you guys also had a lot of fun.

The rest of the pics are going to be up soon!

Hope to work with you guys again,


Arianys Wilson