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My Sunshine : Othello Baby & Child Photography

Despite a crazy busy shooting schedule, I’ve been working hard to make time for pictures of my baby girl, Addie, during her first year. They change so quickly during those twelve months, and if you blink it’s gone. She’s growing up on me way too fast.

I shot this for her 9-month-old session. I waited a little too long to capture it, though, and unfortunately my husband had already harvested all of our own wheat. To top it off, both Addie and I had the worst summer colds, and I almost canceled the whole thing. But wheat harvest in our area was nearly over, and I had scrambled to track down a field that hadn’t been cut yet. This one was scheduled to be cut the very next morning, so it was now or never. I’m so grateful we did it because I think it worked out even better than I’d imagined. The wheat had grown so heavy that it had fallen in a few places making it the perfect spot to photograph her.

My main purpose was to photograph her standing up as it was a recent milestone for her. But I can’t help it, I just love this image of my baby girl bathed in sunshine. You could eat the light with a spoon, and her solemn gaze just makes me want come out from behind the camera and smooch her chubby cheeks.

9-month-old baby in a wheat field near Othello, Wash.


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Nadia - September 19, 2011 - 12:36 am

Beautiful color !!!

Tara - September 19, 2011 - 12:43 am

What a sweetie! Lovely image!

Carrie Flanagan - September 19, 2011 - 1:35 am

Beautiful! :0)

Tiffany Henning - September 19, 2011 - 3:06 am

This is so beautiful!! I hope you have this enlarged somewhere and on display at your house. Love everything about it.

jessica - September 19, 2011 - 5:18 am

WOW! so warm and sweet… love it 🙂

jessica - September 19, 2011 - 5:24 am

WOW! So beautiful and warm …love it 🙂

Amy - September 19, 2011 - 5:41 am

Beautiful! Love her eyes!

Jasmina - September 19, 2011 - 5:41 am

I love the soft colors in this picture. Adorable baby! 🙂

Ashley - September 19, 2011 - 6:46 am

Stunning photo! I love this.

Jess - September 19, 2011 - 7:26 am

I knew this was you by your thumbnail! I follow you on FB so I noticed this one pretty easily. I adore your work! She is precious. 🙂

Sandy Summers Russell - September 19, 2011 - 8:26 am

Oh my goodness! Thank you everyone. What a lovely surprise to wake up this morning to all this wonderful blog love! You made my Monday 🙂

Piper - September 19, 2011 - 8:44 am

WOW – beautiful shot! I love the warmth!

Lissa - September 19, 2011 - 9:29 am

oh goodness. this is so beautiful!

Jaymi - September 19, 2011 - 11:24 am

so beautiful and golden, I love it!!!

Kathryn Grace Photography - September 19, 2011 - 2:37 pm

Oh, I love this. The setting is perfect!!!

kathy- KDM PHOTOGRAPHY - September 19, 2011 - 8:19 pm


meghan - September 20, 2011 - 1:41 pm

So sweet- love the texture!

Jackie - September 20, 2011 - 6:37 pm

this is gorgeous!!