I just finished editing Five Year Old Birthday Portraits for my own little. ….and I can’t believe she’s about to be FIVE! Turning five apparently comes with a lot of opinions. I think I’ve done as much growing as she has over the last few years and one of those areas is learning to let go a little…..okay maybe a lot. This year I let her pick her own outfit and props for her fifth birthday pics.
This outfit is nothing like what I would have come up with: It’s BETTER!
Mini-me chose the pink tulle tutu I made for her first birthday, which needed a little adjusting to make it the right size, the pink heart glasses she “can’t see without”, her stick horse, and the cowboy boots she refers to as “Coy-Boy Boots.”
The pink marker on her hands was an additional add at school the day we did her portraits. ….but I think it further encapsulates who she is at five. AND it happened to be a permanent marker that she got a hold of.
Mini-me and I have struggles over the years to see eye-to-eye on how often I should be allowed to do portraits of her. It’s common for photographer’s kids to dislike have their pictures taken – and I can hardly blame her. I typically only do portraits of her 1-2 times a year just like most families. And of course a few iPhone photos here and there, which she doesn’t mind as much.
Hi I’m Erin and the artist behind Erin Tetterton Photography. Welcome to the photographic THE ARCHIVES.
I believe our lives are divine orchestrations. We each have a story and I believe they are stories that deserve to be told and told well. From Weddings, to Babies, and to celebrate the years we are just glad to have behind us. The photos I take are the images that tell the story. Your own history. Your family’s history. ….and the history of those generations that are to come.
My goal is to create authentic, timeless imagery that accurately depicts each phase of your life. Those phases will be different, unique, and beautiful. Inject humor! Do them in a place you love!