A Graceful Communion Girl |Long Island Children’s Photographer

I loved getting to know Grace and her parents. Grace is full of ideas and opinions and I absolutely love that in a girl. When we first met, I got the impression she wasn’t all that impressed with this whole photo shoot idea. So I quickly let her start directed the shoot. I asked her where she’s want to take some pictures and how she’d like to pose. This put her at ease and made her realize that we were going to have fun together. And while I took direction back to her, I always let her have her say. I let her choose some spots and she gave me direction back. It was a lot of fun and that really inspired me. The great thing is, it taught Grace to trust me, which allowed her to let her guard down and let me take some amazingly beautiful pictures of her.

Grace had one of the most beautiful communion dresses I’ve ever seen. I loved the scalloped layers and the petticoat underneath that gave it awesome poof. I love how intricate some communion dresses can be. They are truly beautiful and it almost makes me wish I was religious so my girls could wear them!

I love the contrast of all the green with her white dress:

Communion girl garden spring magnolias Long island Communion girl garden spring magnolias Long islandGrace actually read prayers while I photographed her: Communion girl garden spring magnolias Long island Communion girl garden spring magnolias Long island Communion girl garden spring magnolias Long islandThis image was Grace’s idea. She saw the path and wanted a picture of her walking down it and looking back at me. I think it was a very good idea: Communion girl garden spring magnolias Long islandI love the little foot up around her other leg: Communion girl garden spring magnolias Long island Communion girl garden spring magnolias Long islandSigh. The magnolias. And this pose. And this look: Communion girl garden spring magnolias Long islandThis might be what started my obsession with magnolias. This image took my breath away. I love how perfectly it frames her and adds the perfect amount of color to the image: Communion girl garden spring magnolias Long island Communion girl garden spring magnolias Long islandI love her expression here: Communion girl garden spring magnolias Long island Communion girl garden spring magnolias Long island Communion girl garden spring magnolias Long islandGoing back to the fact that Grace trusted me (and her parents!) is what allowed this image to happen. She never had any fear or trepidation about getting into this sculpture (with the help of her dad) and you see how relaxed she is in her expression: Communion girl garden spring magnolias Long island Communion girl garden spring magnolias Long island

  • Patricia Knight - July 30, 2014 - 4:55 pm

    These are beautiful images Jennifer. I love the one where she is walking on the brick path and smiling up to heaven.ReplyCancel

  • Michele - July 30, 2014 - 5:03 pm

    These are beautiful communion portraits. I loved the location, and the sculpture…how cool is that?ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - July 30, 2014 - 6:52 pm

    Oh my gosh, the magnolia images took my breath away!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Frayser - July 30, 2014 - 9:13 pm

    No words. These are perfect in so many ways. Amazing work.ReplyCancel

  • heather - July 30, 2014 - 10:45 pm

    These are beautiful! You captured her and this special time beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Eden - July 31, 2014 - 4:13 am

    What a beautiful girl! Love the locations!ReplyCancel

  • Jeff - July 31, 2014 - 9:05 am

    Wow, absolutely stunning images. What a gorgeous backdrop as well. Nicely done!!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine - July 31, 2014 - 9:32 am

    So sweet and beautiful. I love how you worked with Grace and let her have some input!ReplyCancel

  • michelle b - July 31, 2014 - 10:09 am

    gorgeous communion photos and the perfect model! I love the locationReplyCancel

  • Lauren W - July 31, 2014 - 11:10 am

    Oh my goodness! These photos are perfect. I bet her family loved these!ReplyCancel

  • Steve Lewis - July 31, 2014 - 12:03 pm

    Not your run of the mill boring first communion portraits. Fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Kristina Zambrano - July 31, 2014 - 12:29 pm

    These images are gorgeous, i loved the ones under the magnolia tree.ReplyCancel

  • Fong - July 31, 2014 - 12:47 pm

    I can’t even begin to tell you how I absolutely love, Love, LOVE all these photographs! Grace is just beautiful and smart! Well done! Great job indeed!ReplyCancel

  • Gina - July 31, 2014 - 11:36 pm

    So so pretty! Love the one with the magnolias!ReplyCancel

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