I love zinnias. My mom has zinnias galore in her garden and she's been bringing me bouquets to enjoy each week. Next year I definitely plan to plant some in my garden... they're easy to grow and come in such a wide variety of cheerful colors.
My mom had no idea when she brought these zinnias over they would be used as a prop for a photo session. (smile)
This week I took Rosetta out one afternoon to try and get some one-year-old pictures. As usual, the camera came out and the smiles went away. So, since the zinnias were so conveniently sitting on the porch where she had left them for me, I thought one might help.
When I downloaded the photos, I couldn't keep from laughing at all the hilarious shots. I had no intention of sharing these on my blog, but they were so sweet and funny I just couldn't resist.
Jillian woke up from her nap and wanted in on the fun. She came out in this dress and had some ideas...
Jillian: Mommy, I'm going to hold the flowers and pose like a princess...
Rosetta: Hm, what else can I try to eat in the yard today?
I think out of all the photos I took, this is the only one where I captured Rosy's sweet smile and the zinnias made such a pretty (although accidental) background.
This is one of the reasons I love to take photos... they capture precious moments in time that can so easily be forgotten. Every time I look through this batch of photos I'll remember a warm summer afternoon, my sweet girls' laughter, and zinnias.