We decided to meet at the STL Zoo. For those non-locals, our Zoo is both amazing and FREE, so it is a hot place for families. I knew that with Emma coming along, I needed someplace we could keep her busy and still be able to chat and shoot. My girl, taking my lead, decided her camera was equally important to our trip and I will tell you that it was a high point in my time. She is adorable to watch and it keeps her busy like Momma - and maybe gives Momma some great things to shoot.
That hair is a HOT mess - and I LOVE it. While I wear clips in my hair regularly, getting it to work out right for our girl is tricky. The fact that she had it in for more than 15 minutes was amazing, so I love that it got to be a part of our day.
As luck would have, after we wondered outside, the zoo has a prairie area (which was WAY overgrown) and a lovely monarch butterfly just fluttered on by. I think there is something so beautiful about observing things in their natural element. It makes days like this speak so deeply to my heart.
Until next time,