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My Sunshine : Tri-Cities Washington Child Photography

You are my sunshine

My only Sunshine.

You make me happy

When skies are grey

You’ll never know, dear,

How much I love you.

Please don’t take my sunshine away.

This is the song I sing to my sweet Addie Jo when she is fussy or just can’t settle down enough to sleep. It is the same song my mother sang to me as a child, and before that, her father to her. We even have an old recording of him, my grandfather, singing it in his boisterous and jolly off-key voice. Of course, the next song on the tape is “Roll Out The Barrel”, followed by a made-up ditty dedicated to his “little Polish” wife, but that’s just the kind of merry elf he was.

My Addie has the same lively spirit as her great grandfather. I call her my little sunshine girl. She’s so sweet, and I wanted to capture that in the images I made last week for her seven month photos. This was taken in late afternoon in a patch of wild mustard on my parent’s property. Thank goodness the plant isn’t toxic because she grazed liberally on the flowers all around her, happy in the day’s last sunshine. Come to think of it, she may get her lively appetite from her great grandfather too. 🙂


I Heart Faces Weekly Photo Challenge

Theme: Yellow


tracy@sellabitmum - May 22, 2011 - 8:33 pm

Oh so stunning. I love the contrast of her dress.

Emily - May 22, 2011 - 8:49 pm

I am in LOVE with this photo!!!

piper - May 22, 2011 - 8:49 pm

this is a great picture! She has such beautiful eyes.

Andrea - May 22, 2011 - 8:50 pm

Beautiful, love the blue dress with the light yellow!

Louis Snapped - May 22, 2011 - 9:22 pm

Great picture, sweet location. I bet it wasn’t easy keeping her on the chair 😉

Breanna - May 22, 2011 - 10:56 pm

this is super sweet!

Tamar Strauss-Benjamin - May 23, 2011 - 3:54 am

Stunning! A top 10 or winner for sure!!

amber - May 23, 2011 - 4:37 am

Love the contrast of blue and yellow! Gorgeous shot!!

Jama Pantel - May 23, 2011 - 6:21 am

Great shot!! WOW!

Kristy Owens - May 23, 2011 - 7:15 am

Precious! Great shot!

Christy - May 23, 2011 - 7:19 am

What a beautiful photo.. I agree, the contrast of the dress is amazing!

Danielle Jenkins - May 23, 2011 - 7:50 am

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this photo! The Yellow flowers are great, but the light is even better:)Your baby is adorable too!

Jenny - May 23, 2011 - 9:19 am

This is an absolutely stunning photo!

Sandy Summers Russell - May 23, 2011 - 9:40 am

Aw thanks everyone! This is my first time entering I heart faces weekly challenge. @Louis she stayed in the chair pretty well thanks to grandpa on baby spotting duty. The biggest issue was keeping her from eating all the flowers 🙂

suzanne michelle - May 23, 2011 - 10:41 am

So lovely! The light is beautiful and this fits the “yellow” theme perfectly!

Kristin Pounds - May 23, 2011 - 1:52 pm


alice - May 23, 2011 - 5:15 pm

how beautiful! i love the light – it’s perfect 🙂

Julie Thomas - May 23, 2011 - 8:14 pm

wow, what an absolutely magical photo! so beautiful 🙂

Melanie ~ but you can call me Mel! - May 24, 2011 - 5:53 pm

Love this photo, great shot.

Michelle - May 24, 2011 - 7:22 pm

Precious! So sweet!

casey - May 24, 2011 - 9:35 pm

She is adorable! 🙂 great picture

Brandis of HEARTdot™ - June 5, 2011 - 10:31 pm

Addie is beautiful! i love this image. brilliant! if i am ever in your area…i am calling you to take some shots for me 😉 adding you to my list of photographer friends. i’d love to get to know you better! xx