I was contacted by Juliana’s dad (bizarre that my last post had a story about a Juliana and her dad – ok, weird….. since I don’t know many Julianas!) Anyway, Juliana’s parents wanted to take some photographs to remember their daughter’s First Communion. However, they wanted to avoid adding a photo shoot to their family plans the day of the celebration. So, we made arrangements to meet at the church at a later date.
When I met Juliana, I knew we were going to have fun. This was no ordinary first communion photo session…. Of course, we did some more traditional photography….. don’t you just love how she crosses her thumbs when she prays!
and this…. thumbs still crossed.
But it was at this very moment that I knew we were going to have a ton of fun together…. I bet her parents have seen THIS face!!!!!
So, a few more in the church…
and then I promised her that we would do something fun outside…..
And these are the photos that I think best display her personality and energy. This little girl is a competitive gymnast (on a national level) and just an overall silly little girl. I brought out some studio lighting and let Juliana dance, jump and pose. And, though not traditional, I think these photos will be the ones that will help her parents remember what a joy she was (and surely will continue to be) around the time of her First Communion. Enjoy Mom and Dad!
I loved all of her fun “action” shots – but this candid of her playing in the grass ended up being one of my favorites.