When our girl entered the preschool stage, like most kids, she got pretty curious about things around her. However, it's been a very different curious than when our son was this age. I like to think that being a girl - or maybe being like her momma - has her asking more detailed questions, connecting things together, and wanting to experience things in person. Last summer, she asked about going and seeing sunflowers, but it was too late in the season to find them in real life in our area. (One benefit of being friends with lots of photographers that do mini sessions in sunflower fields is knowing when prime season is.) In the last few weeks, our girl has also started asking to go outside and watch the sun set. While we often get beautiful colors and clouds outside our front door, being able to SEE the actual sun set isn't very easy. So while our son was away at camp, we planned a night to go hit both, and something like this certainly felt necessary to document.
Our main goal was to get our girl up close to the sunflowers to see their real life size, so we dove right in. Daddy made sure to get her up high enough to check out the details on the flowers and see the bees working hard. At first, she was a little unsure of being so close to the bees working.
After the sun set, we switched fields so our girl could have flowers a little closer to her level. She loved being able to see them without needing a lift and got the biggest smiles when she saw one that was JUST her size!
And honestly, my Momma and photographer heart could have followed her for plenty longer, even though we had lost the sun and most of the people that were there photographing. The beauty of real life exists even after the sun has set.
Until next time,