Oh precious Elly, what a joy it has been to photograph and celebrate the last 4 birthdays with you!
I remember when we first met, you just turned 2! We could not keep you still for a minute so your mama and I embraced your free spirit and I photographed you playing with sticks and rocks, running and exploring and being your curious 2 yr old self. Rock Ledge Ranch provided you plenty of room to roam and wander.
A year later we reunited and celebrate your third year around the sun with a Manitou Springs photo session. You had a blast riding the rides at the Penny Arcade and being spoiled with cotton candy. I snapped away as you played in the park and explored the urban environment around you.
When you turned 4, your parents moved you to the country and build a brand new home on 5 acres! You showed me your fancy room and jumped on your bunk bed! You introduced me to your pet pig and we played and colored, picked flowers and explored your new surroundings!
And now you are 5 sweet girl - and forever a free spirit. This time you came up by my neck of the woods and I showed you my lovely little town of Palmer Lake! We blew bubbles and stuffed you with ice cream! Your smile is just getting bigger as you continue to be even more curious and independent.
Please don't ever let the world tame your wild heart!