So we stopped by the "woods" (well, the park, actually); and it wasn't evening, and it wasn't snowing... but it had been awhile since I had done a photoshoot of Alekha, and I had to dust off the old camera so I could get some holiday-card-worthy pics! At times, I think I should dress her in bright colors for these shoots, but somehow, I am drawn to a more subdued color palette - I think the softer colors lend themselves to more beautiful photos with a dream-like quality that I haven't been able to duplicate with bright colors. The light blue cotton gingham check blouse is a favorite of mine - it's from the Danish design label Mini A Ture and though it was a summer top, she hadn't had a chance to wear it all summer. I thought the colors would be perfect against the backdrop of the blue-green fir trees in the woods. I also realized that next time, I need to do her nails (chipped polish visible on one of the photos) plus I need to make sure she is wearing coordinating hair bands - she picked one green and one pink, and I had to change the band colors on a few of the pics manually. She is always happy to oblige, knowing that she is getting paid by Mama for her modelling sessions, and enjoys the pocket money which she inevitably spends on books or art supplies (the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!) Looking at these photos, it's hard to believe she is only nine. She is growing up so fast. Sigh.