Mar 4, 2010

(little) New Orleans Lady

A couple of weekends ago we headed into the city for our second annual birthday party invitation photo shoot on the streetcar. If you want to see what Stella looked like riding the streetcar last year, check out this post. This year we were blessed with a beautiful Saturday and an early Mardi Gras, so the conditions were perfect for our needs. After Tab's senior pics, I discovered that the best place to hop the streetcar and get maximum photography studio use for your buck twenty-five is at the end of Canal Street near City Park. It's the end of the line and the cars wait there empty for a few minutes before going back the other direction. We are not yet unveiling "the one," (which is actually two, because we went with a folding card this year) but we wanted to share some of our favorites with you now...Soooo happy to be on "the choo-choo train, " as she called it...
I think this exhuberance was the result of blowing kisses to Daddy...
Yes, it looks like I was correct...
This one is blurry, but Damon loved it. I wonder why...
This was Stella's pose for the portion of the photo shoot during which the streetcar was actually moving...
Daddy tried to tickle out a few smiles...
But mostly, we got lots of index finger sucking...
Her shy smile...
Oh, no! She's going to get me!
"Stella's comin', Daddy!" She continues to refer to herself exclusively in the third person...
She told us afterward, "Riding that train was SO FUN!"
I love her eyes in this one...
Her Dr. Evil pose...
Blowing Mommy a kiss...
Serious shot...
In spite of the fact that Mommy took about 300 pictures and Daddy took about 5, I cannot claim credit for her invitation cover photo. It's coming soon to a mailbox near you, and I promise, it is fabulous! Get excited!

3 comments :

dara said...

ohhh, those are sooo cute! she is such a big girl now! I know you don't want to hear that! lol. oh, and i mailed your stuff to you, you should be getting it soon!

Emily Allen Raney said...

She's so cute!!! I can't believe how much she's changed in a year. More beautiful everyday I think. Can't wait to see the invitation!

The Sharbono Family said...

Agh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hurry up!!!!! I can't wait to see it!!!!