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A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Photo Shoot in Old Sac

We recently went on a field trip to the Train Museum in Old Sacramento, and while we were there, Brianna and I had a little fun taking pictures.

I'm calling them "not senior" pictures, since Bri is a junior this year.

But we enjoyed the experience enough that I might do her actual senior pictures next year.

Old Sac has plenty of "props" and backdrops to make taking pictures there interesting.

Pretty much the only obstacle is people passing by.

Which is when editing comes in handy.

I took over 200 pictures that day, so we both ended up with lots of favorites.

It was nice to work together and try many different ideas.

Brianna prefers a serious expression.

So we did lots and lots of serious look shots.

But every once in a while, I asked her to smile.

The weather was perfect.

Not too warm.

Not too cool.

Not too windy.

Just the right amount of sun, streaming into this shot.

The trains give both the sense of travel and of times gone by.

Speaking of time gone by...

...how did my little toddler Brianna turn into such a lovely young woman?

In the blink of an eye, I tell you.

And before I know it,

instead of blowing kisses,

she'll be waving bye bye like her older siblings,

and stepping out into the big, bright world all on her own.

I'm glad I have these photos to remember this fleeting in-between time.

Definitely not a little girl any more, but not quite a full fledged grown up yet, either.

It's almost as if she's waiting for her train to come and take her away to adulthood.

I look forward to seeing who she becomes,

and where she goes in life.

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  1. Great pictures!! She's not the little girl that used to run up and hug me each Sunday! Loved those hugs.

  2. What a truly lovely tribute to your growing girl. I've got one the same age, and I'm feeling the sense of time flying as well. I'm so excited for her future, though, that I just smile when I think of her taking flight.

    Your pictures and your girl are lovely.

    1. Thank you. (It helps that photos can't back talk, eh?) ;)

  3. Just lovely! I love the one on the steam train!

    1. Thank you! I'm looking forward to going back in the spring, when the trains start running again, to ride one. :)

  4. Lovely photos. You will treasure these for sure! Thank you so much for sharing at #familyfriday. Please come back next week.

  5. They've come out well! The ones in front of the trains are my favorite, the hat suits her!


    1. Thank you! I'm not even sure where the hat came from, but it certainly added to the experience. :)