I feel like this year went by so fast, remember when Alannah was just a wee thing? Now she’s walking around at high speeds and look at all this hair!
Erin, a hair stylist by profession, has known that her daughter’s first hair cut was inevitable but struggled with it emotionally like many parents do: its one of those steps between baby to toddler. There also a bit of an attachment to all the hair thats been there since the very beginning, its loved in a special way. I was really glad that Erin decided to include me in Lannah’s first hair cut, it was a special occasion and neat to document, especially given Erin’s skills.
I should back up though. Before we got started, Lannah grabbed a bite to eat and I couldn’t help but laugh at Maggie May, the family’s chihuahua. I think most dogs feel a little snubbed when a baby first arrives but there is always a turning point… which seems to coincide with the introduction of solid foods. Dogs quickly realize that they have a new best friend in a baby learning hand to mouth motor skills as well as ways to test their parent’s patience. I love watching these pups as they wait for the gods of gravity and defiance to deliver a treat or two from the heavens of the high chair. Its especially funny with Maggie May given her tininess:
After the haircut we headed to Ashland Berry Farm to hit the pumpkin patch. We got a hay ride out there where Lannah and played among the pumpkins with a dramatic sky in the background. It was just too cute!
Could this be the Great Pumpkin?
Erin and Eddy, its been a fantastic year. I have truly enjoyed watching Lannah grow and getting to know all the Simmons girls better. You are both blessed with an amazing family…
Here’s a slideshow of my favs which I couldn’t help but set to the White Stripes, it was such a fun session and all about being good looking (for a girl). If you would like to see the session online, click here.