Friday, July 15, 2011

Caighton Turns 4


Hi!  Happy Friday!  I have been loving taking outdoor photos lately...there are some spectacular prairie fields here in the Midwest at this time of year...


...so I thought they would be a perfect place to practice my outdoor photography.  I tried using different settings and different exposures on my camera to achieve different looks, but mostly I just wanted to use the stunning backdrop of these gorgeous flowers to take some pictures of my little one...

...who is turning 4 this weekend!!!

Here are a few of the pictures from her little photo shoot ~









Happy weekend my friends!!!


Tracey


p.s. the late summer issue of Jeanne d' Arc Living magazine is now up on my website and available for pre-order!

49 comments:

marga said...

Beautifull pictures of your little one and the flowerfields!
Happy birthday to Caighton.
XXX Marga

McMaster and Storm said...

oh, thanks for sharing--does she have auburn-ish hair?? Love the 4th pic down--
enjoy your day!
blessings
kara

A Rosy Note said...

Beautiful photos, Tracey. Your sweet girl is adorable. Happy birthday to her! I have a four-year old daughter too. Time goes by so fast :(

ystin said...

wspaniałe zdjecia= amazing photos!!
pozdrowaienia z Polski = greeting from Poland.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh she is just lovely...how I miss that age! I still have not got my mag. unreal isn't it.....I am about to choke the mailman!!! Anyway,have a wonderful weekend,Chrissy

traci said...

she's so sweet. those are gorgeous shots tracey. what a beautiful field of wildflowers. wow. happy birthday to your little girl. she is growing up.

Jeanneoli said...

Oh my goodness...that FIELD!! I would be making Steve jump in there too just for all the flowers:-) She looks so pretty and four is such a big age. I wish time would freeze a little. There are beautiful, Tracey!

Sandra van Doorn said...

fantastic photos! and your little angel is perfect on this beautifully unreal backdrop! thanks for sharing, such a sunny post!
have a great week end,
sandra

The White Farmhouse said...

Happy birthday to Caighton! Is she a cutie or what?! Love the field shots.

If Toys Could Talk said...

What a cutie pie! My daughter turned 4 in June - it's such a great age! :) Your photos are beautiful, by the way. How lucky you are to live in such a beautiful place.

It's me said...

What a sweetie.....love Ria...xxx..

Le style said...

What a cute girl, very photogenic.
Beautiful with fields of flowers in the background.
Happy birthday to your little girl.

Wonderful weekend.....

helen tilston said...

Thank you for a day in the country. Your photography is fabulous and your model could not be better. Cowboy boots with her white dress, a girl after my own heart. Your fields and farm is so welcoming, can I come over for a visit, I promise to be quiet and just listen to the bees humming.
Helen xx

songskatesang said...

Happy Birthday! Beautiful, beautiful pictures.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Beautiful photos and such a sweetie!

trash talk said...

Who doesn't love a pretty little girl in cowboy boots surrounded by meadow flowers? Charming.
deb

MARY PERNULA said...

Your photo's are beautiful! Hugs Mary

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Happy B-day to your little girl... what a cutie!! :) What a gorgeous backdrop for the photos... wow, those flowers are stunning!!
Have a great weekend, Tracey!
xoxo,
Jo

Chester County Cottage Girl said...

Your photos are amazing! Just love the fields of flowers (especially brown eyed susans) and your little one! She is so cute!

Country Dreaming said...

These are really beautiful. Your daughter is adorable too.
The picture with the field and barn
is spectacular.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Melinda

Team Babb said...

what gorgeous pictures!! and what a doll baby!!!
i simply adore your blog!

~mel

photography by suzanne said...

Beautiful pics and what a cutie of a girl!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I adore those colorful pictures! Greetings from Finland, Sari

Becky C said...

Well, I do believe you're already an expert at outdoor photography! The photos are stunning- not to mention the lovely little model. Happy Birthday to her :)
Becky C

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Your little one is so sweet and those fields of flowers are spectacular! You will treasure those photos always! Happy Birthday and have fun!
:) Laura

Lara said...

You are rockin' that camera!
Beautiful setting & beautiful little model! Olivia will be 5 in late November.. it is coming way too soon!

Lara

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Tracey...

How adorable....and such wonderful photos.... so wish I had some like that, of my daughter...most of hers are in front of the fireplace. Not too inventive. ;-(

Happy birthday to your little sweetie!

Hugs,
Spencer

Ironstone and Pine said...

these are priceless!!

Burlap Luxe said...

Happy Birthday sweet beautiful Caighton!

Let the sun shine on your face this weekend :)

Letting your special day be only yours!

Love the beauty in your works of art!
xx
Dore

TheCrankyCrow said...

Happiest of birthdays to precious little Caighton!! What a beautiful little girl - I see modeling in her future...heck, now!! Gorgeous photos Tracey! Have a wonderful weekend! Smiles & Birthday Hugs to Caighton!! Robin

Sweet Young Journey said...

Happy Birthday to your precious little girl! Your photos are draw dropping gorgeous!
xo Cheryl

missing moments said...

glorious pictures in a beautiful settings
happy birthday!

Sheila R said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter! Your pictures are so lovely.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sandi said...

Those fields are gorgeous Tracey and along with your beautiful little Craighton they are perfect photos! Love that name by the way. I have never heard it before. Happy birthday to your sweetheart!
Blessings~

myartsdesire said...

Oh how adorable! Those of us whose babies are now taller than we are look at photos like this and get pretty teary-eyed wondering how the years went by so quickly. Such beautiful innocense you've captured in these pics! Xo

Carole said...

What a perfect little model. Happy Birthday to Caighton!

xx
Carole

Rozmeen said...

Hi Tracey,

How are you?
Love the pictures of your beautiful little girl. You always make the most beautiful pictures full of inspiration and with love.

xoxox Rozmeen

unikorna said...

Charming photos, almost magic...You have some touch...:)

Leah C said...

Oh so sweet! Happy Birthday to Caighton...such a cutie:) These photos are amazing & beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Wow, she is precious! And she she looks just like you!!!

One Shabby Old House said...

What beautiful photos of a beautiful little girl. They just made my soul smile.

Regina said...

Oi querida, tudo bem?

Que lindo blog o seu.

Essa menininha é um doce, de tão
linda.

As imagens são maravilhosas.

Parabéns

Regina Célia

Barbara said...

So sweet! Happy Birthday to her!
And I adored her hat. Looks like she does too. :)

Mona Kay at Home said...

Gorgeous birthday girl!!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Such a sweetie!
Great backdrop... perfect summer setting for the little birthday girl.
xx
Alison

Beth Kucera said...

Just found your blog and your delightful postings!! Isn't the midwest grand??

Heather @ Post Road said...

What a honey! You must be so proud of her :)

Ann Tatum said...

Beautiful dress! Love it with jeans.

Lili said...

Oh my goodness Tracey those shots of Caighton are so awesome! What a perfect backdrop with those flowers and her sweet little outfit. She is already a natural at the tender age of 4, you two must have had so much fun together! xoxo ~Lili