Snow Angel by ljholloway photography

Sometimes we need to take the opportunity to do personal work and create a bit of art. This session from Lisa Holloway features her daughter in two enchanting locations – a snow covered mountain and a rich green meadow. The images are nostalgic and wistful. Lisa demonstrates you can create captivating stories with a 70 year old dress and a willing 12 year old. Be sure to take note of the pullback, showing that things aren’t always as they seem. ;)


Snow Angel


Message from ljholloway photography:

This was an impromptu Christmas Day session with my 12 year old daughter, Calista.  I asked her if she was up for some pictures, and much to my delight, she was!  She is very much my muse. We dressed her up in her Great-Grandmother’s dress, curled her hair, and headed off!  I didn’t have anything in particular in mind other than taking some pretty pictures of my girl, and having fun!

Our first stop was the mountains about 10 minutes from our house.  I had NO idea there was so much snow up there still.  Yes, this is Arizona!  On the way out the door, Calista couldn’t find one of her shoes, so I tossed her my flip-flops. A sleeveless, 70 year old dress, and flip-flops!  You’ve got to give her some credit…she is amazing even when trudging through snow dressed like this!

We couldn’t spend too much time at this spot, for obvious reasons, so we headed back into town for some warmer temps.  I found myself an enchanted patch of greenery for the next set of shots.  I’ll include a pullback of that location as well; things aren’t always as they seem. ;)

My biggest advice to photographing your own children?  Have fun, go with the flow, and get creative!  A little bit of bribery never hurts either…I owe Calista a new pillow for these pictures…haha!  I think you are afforded more leeway when doing personal work, and that’s one of the things I love about it the most.  Calista is my go to girl when I have a new idea or location to test out.

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