A Fun Fall Fantasy Session

Chicago Family & Children Photographer | Sharon Gaietto Photography

When my youngest daughter came into the world, it became very obvious, which side of the family she resembled. Those ears had to come from somewhere. They were a gift from her Grandpa Roche. Luckily for me, it skipped a generation.

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It’s not like they are large ears. They are actually very proportionate to her head size. They just happen to stick out a little further. From the time she was a baby, she reminded me of a little elf or pixie fairy.

So, it was very fitting when I came across a costume at Marshalls last year, that was basically a woodland fairy outfit. I had grand visions of placing my daughter in the middle of the park surrounded by the changing leaves and looking so darn cute. It was going to be magical. However, the weather had other plans.

Once the leaves were in full fall color, the temperatures were uncomfortably cold. There was no way I was going to get the three year old to look pixie like while she froze her little tush off. So, the costume went into the closet, with little hope of seeing daylight again.

Well, on October 27th, the temperature was in the low 70s, there was very little wind, I had a rather happy 4 year old and the leaves were still looking amazing. I was going to make my vision a reality. Even if it meant I had to squeeze my daughter into last year’s costume.

As you can see, she had a fun time imagining she was a woodland fairy and I really enjoyed created a make believe world for her.

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Everyone should have a little pixie dust in their photo sessions!

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