Recently, I had a chance to stage a photo shoot with two natural light photographers, Amber Carl Photography and Jill Collier Photography. They both have beautiful children and even recruited another adorable little boy with the cutest curly hair to have a little vintage picnic! Our first shot was with all the kids on a vintage quilt with a picnic setting, complete with an old red picnic basket and matching thermos as they ate apples. It took a bit for them to warm up to the camera!
Little Abby was caught daydreaming, maybe about marrying Prince Charming or becoming a famous lawyer or astronaut one day. Imagine all the dreams you had once upon a time!
There's always one little monkey!
The children spent a lot of time playing "Taxi" in a vintage red Radio Flyer wagon, pulling one another around and trying their hand at some really antique skates! They were a bit too big and awful wobbly!
Some of the children enjoyed just playing "pretend." Little Mikai took right to the vintage suitcases while Abby hopped up on our butter yellow Victorian sofa. Abby's playing hard to get, pretending she doesn't care Mikai is leaving. Too cute!
Now she's sad because she's all alone...
She tries to play with her dolly and distract herself with her other toys, but her tricycle and blocks don't seem to do the trick!
Even her favorite old pink-nosed metal sheep can't console her.
But then he comes back! He tells her how he was such a fool to leave and how much he missed her. Then all is well again!
Then all the children decide to play "School" where they circle around sitting on vintage school chairs, crates, stools, and boxes.
Some practice their Reading with vintage Raggedy Ann and Andy books while others work on their handwriting and arithmetic on ruler-framed chalkboards.
And you can't forget about "Dress Up!" What little girl didn't play with her mother's make up and pearls? To add to the fun, we gave them some vintage talcum powder bottles in mint green and pale pink (which they were surprised worked!), and a powder blue vintage make up case filled with vintage hankies, lace gloves, and a pink Avon powder container.
All in all, the children had a wonderful time at their picnic and thoroughly enjoyed their play time together!
Credits: Pictures as marked courtesy of Jill Collier Photography. Non-watermarked photographs courtesy of Amber Carl Photography.