Until next time…..
So, I met Evie in Playa Del Carmen last weekend. She’s pretty awesome. I know that I talk a lot about how great the kids are that I photograph, and they ARE great! But I wasn’t photographing Evie. She was with us for Heather and Mike’s wedding (pictures coming soon) and she hung out with the adults all the time and was a precious little angel. I think I heard her cry once. Her sign language is stellar. She shared her cheerios with one of the adults who had a bad hangover. What can I say? We totally bonded. BFFs. Seriously. OK, maybe that’s just me.
Anyway, thanks for bringing the rainbow and the sunshine to Playa, Evie!!
The wedding we shot on December 6th had five flower girls and two ring bearers. Seriously. The were all first cousins, so they were pretty close. They were also pretty well behaved! Of course there were moments of mischief, my to my delight.
OK, I’m not really sure how I feel about the photo below. Pointing and laughing at one child usually results in crying. But he was OK. His little cousin was there to comfort him.
When I saw what was going on in this photo, I thought that the little girl in the middle was being teased and tortured. But I was wrong, she was giggling up a storm as she was spun around by her arms and her tights. Pretty fun. I was kind of jealous!
He was OK though. His Mom took off his wet clothes and he continued to chase the peacocks.
DISCLAIMER: Ashley Garmon Photographers does NOT endorse the chasing of peacocks. We love the peacocks. The peacocks are the best.
They’re cute and they’re committed to the task – well, usually. I’m dedicating this entire post to the flowergirls – the dreamers – “the cutie pies.” The ones who relish or despise the attention either way putting up with our “oh isn’t she the cutest thing EVER?” comments. They receive unexpected gifts, get to wear special dresses, twirl about on dance floors, eat too much cake and garnish more attention that everyone except the bride. They’re important and always fun to photograph. I’m not embarrassed to say that I love a squealing gaggle of flowergirls at a wedding. The more the better. At my wedding*, I’m going to have a tribe of flowergirls. Giggling and twirling and having the time of their lives.
So, here’s to all the flowergirls!
*No, there’s not actually a wedding being planned. It’s my hypothetical wedding.
Of course, the fab Emily Joyce, my second shooter, is responsible for some of these photos too!