a ballerina & her brother / by Ashley Brown

This was such a fun session for me! I've been photographing Amelia since she was a baby, but this was the first time I got to meet her little brother, Mark. Obviously, the large portion of our sessions focus on classic, simple images, but I always encourage parents to bring along something... whether it be an outfit, a pair of shoes, a favorite toy or lovey... that really represents who their child is at that age. For Amelia, it was her "black swan" ballet outfit and meticulously performed dance moves. This is something that Amelia really loves at this stage of her life, and I'm glad her parents will be able to look at these images years down the road and remember her adorable steps and very serious face that she had while performing. And Mark, like many little siblings, was just completely enthralled with his big sister! 12