14-month-old Maddie came to see me this week for a mini session. She amazed me with her verbal acrobatics — and of course her non-stop motion. This age group (new walkers to age 2.5) is notoriously difficult to photograph. I have one of my own and haven’t captured a decent portrait of him in ages! Maddie was a busy bee — and knew exactly what she wanted. I simply followed her around. My favorite shot was completely spontaneous…she loves to “cook” so we pulled some of the kids’ toys from the playroom to anchor her. In an instant, she was whipping up a chef’s delight. When she decided the time was right to take a bite , she gazed at me with her amazing baby blues–snap. I caught it. Certainly untraditional –but it’s steeped in personality. Even the centered composition makes me want to linger a bit longer. Hope her mama (and daddy who is working in Haiti) enjoy this sneak peek of their sweet darling.