Monday, March 17, 2008

Mermaid

Annie has been asking to pose for these mermaid pictures since she saw the set up at Castles in the Air on Fourth St. in Berkeley last summer. We got her a gift certificate for her birthday, and we went as a family yesterday.
I can't help but recall how Annie was as a baby/toddler when I look at these new photos. She hated going into stores, or people focusing on her too much. Her patience level was very limited. She never would have sat through a photo session, especially in a retail enviornment with others looking on. So, watching her yesterday I was amazed at how much she has grown and matured! She was calm, grounded, and she directed the whole thing! She called out for props, camera angles and costume changes like she was born in front of the camera.


6 comments:

Cher Mere said...

those pictures are so so cool! I love the mermaid look.

Anonymous said...

She looks like everyone's dream of a mermaid. Ethereal!!!

Project Pink Suitcase said...

I love Annie's adventures!
It's very cool that you take Annie on these adventures. It would be fun to do a painting of Annie as a mermaid. It is reminding me of a painting called "Spring" at the Getty. It is one of my all time favorite paintings. This on-line photo does not do it justice. Maybe you have seen it in person? http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=680&handle=li

Mariposa said...

Wow. The photos of Annie are fantastic. What a neat experience for her.

"Sissy" Jenipher said...

She is the most beautiful mermaid I've ever seen.

Sara said...

oh my...
i am not surprised that she is such a natural she has had so much practice with you. I love her look and how serious her expressions are. I love her....