Hope | Two Year Milestone


June 9, 2019

Two year old girl grins while wading in the water at a Pasadena, MD, beach.

Oh, beautiful Hope. This was my second time photographing this darling, spunky little girl for her two year milestone session. I met Hope and her parents in June of 2018 when I did her one year photos. She started that session a little apprehensive and unsure of the stranger who was clicking a black box at her but we ended our time together with hugs and kisses (oh my heart). At the time, I didn’t share the session because her parents felt more comfortable keeping her off social media. This time around, for her two year session, mom, Shona, gave me the greatest compliment when she granted me permission to share. Her exact words on my questionnaire were “I think I got over it since you use it to show how fabulous you are.” 😍 

Toddler uses beach grass to write the number two.

This year, they wanted to do something a little different than last year’s session in a field of tall grasses so we met at a local neighborhood beach. Remembering Hope’s apprehension from last year, we planned to have them walk to a preappointed spot on the beach while I stayed off in the distance, eliminating any preliminary greetings that might put Hope on edge. I crouched behind some beach grass and watched Hope and her parents approach. When she spotted me, I had already fired off a handful of shots and – such a smart little lady – she kind of looked at me like, “I know you’re there and I see you clicking that thing at me…” but she went about her adorable business of exploring the beach and didn’t trouble herself with the pesky stranger who was in her business 😂 

Tiny girl in white dress laughs during beach photo session.

This session was everything I hoped it would be. From the beach location to the sweet outfits her mom chose and Hope herself with her amazing smile and spunky little personality, I had a ball editing these images and I hope you will join me in wishing Hope the happiest of two year birthdays. Also…I just used the word hope eleventy times 😂

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Liz Viernes Photography is based in Silver Spring, Maryland, and specializes in maternity, fresh 48, posed and lifestyle newborns and first year milestone portraits.

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