first things first (and get this straight), miss m looks in no way like a little boy.  for starters, she was wearing hot pink, striped leggings, a skirt, and her sweet little face is oh-so-very feminine.     well there was no way of convincing a very strange passer-by of this as he tried repeatedly to convince us that she was a boy.  aaaaaawkward, much?

i have done so many shoots at the wharf, and i have never encountered so much strangeness as we did during our session!  besides our incredibly awkward encounter with an adamant elderly man, we were also surrounded by a couple that laid down in the grass and completely covered themselves with a quilt (thank goodness for photoshop), and an interesting soul that decided to stand in the background of half our shots… staring directly at us (no really, THANK GOODNESS for photoshop).

we had a good laugh at it all and i really had so much fun getting to know miss m and her gorgeous mama!   this little ball of light reminds me so much of my own miss g at that age– bright, energetic, fun, and so easy to love!!

…and that fool is me.   i met up with the m family at fed hill park for their photo session.   unfortunately for me, this was right at the time that i started having major hip problems with my pregnancy.  tons and tons of tiny little stairs + repetitive squatting to shoot left me just about crippled halfway through our session.  to top it all off, someone asked me to snap a quick photo of them with their iphone.  of course, i should have just said no and continued on, but it caught me off guard and i figured i could do it in a matter of seconds… right?


as it turns out, i am physically incapable of hitting the correct iphone button. what is up with that?   i can shoot fully manual on a pro camera, but the iphone?  nope.  not that day, anyhow.

so there i was:  crippled, largely pregnant, and failing at the iphone camera as everyone looked on.

should have been a bad day, huh?  wrong again 🙂

that’s the best part–  i have that kind of job that makes me incredibly, ridiculously happy… even when it’s hard!    it definitely helped that i was doing a session with friends who rock and the adorable Mr T  (who just so happened to be appearing as Scotland in a pageant the next week.  what that means, i have no idea.  but it sounded important.  and dignified.  especially for a 2.5 year old 😉 )

i had the pleasure of photographing beautiful miss m for the second time and i swear she’s getting even cuter by the minute!  it’s no surprise considering the gene pool 😉    we started off planning to meet at the m family’s swanky downtown home, but i quickly realized that the walk to the inner harbor (however short) was going to be a little too much for my very-pregnant-with-hurting-hips self.   when we met up at west shore park, it had become a little chilly and windy.. a little blustery, perhaps?  (why does that word always make me think of Great Britain?   so weird.)      luckily, miss m took it like a champ in all her adorable glory.

all images copyright 2010 amy mullins