6 month portraits

I’ve been feeling a little guilty lately that I haven’t had Cameron’s picture professionally taken since she was 3 weeks old. I figured that 6 months old would be a good milestone for one, plus she’s sitting up and is easier to photograph now that she smiles all the time. I really didn’t want to take her to JCPenny’s to have this done, but I had so many coupons for things that I figured I might as well. I knew if I was going to get this done, I needed to do it right away. I’ve been working so many hours lately that if it was up to me I’d probably just sleep all day. Well I got Cameron all cleaned up and picked a cute outfit out of her closet and we set out in the rain (thanks Hurricane Alex!) for our little adventure.

Ok, if it was up to me I would have put a cute little bow in her hair. We have a bunch of headbands but several are too small for her now and I’m not really IN love with any of them. They are cute but not that cute. I was hoping that I could find something on the way to the store to put in her hair now that she has a little bit.. just to add a nice little girly effect. Well, wouldn’t you know that JCPenny’s didn’t have ANY hair accessories. And I didn’t see any boutiques on the way either. So since her hair was wet from the rain, I figured I’d brush it into a little something instead of letting it stay flat and now wet. It was much cuter in person than it turned out on camera. I would have just left it alone if I knew it would have turned out looking kinda “Alfalfa-ish”.

So on we went into the store. We waited for about 45 minutes for our turn. Cameron had pretty much had it at this point. We were in between naps and she was nearing the point of meltdown. Thankfully, the change of scenery cheered her up and we were able to get a few pictures of some smiles. They’re not the greatest but at least we did it. She can look at them when she’s older and either say, “Oh I was such a cute baby!” or “MOM! I can’t believe you combed my hair like that!”

Needless to say, yes JCPenny’s is cost effective but her 1 year portraits will be done by Kelli Nicole Photography again. 🙂


Ahh yes… the rose blanket.

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