[FRAMED] The Flowergirl

I'm a big kid at heart...no, really, just ask my daughter. We know how to get our play on. Because I can be so juvenile at times, I love photographing kids at weddings. They're carefree and they'll do just about anything regardless of who's watching. Most times, they run from the scary man with the camera, but not this girl...nope, not even a little bit. This adorable girl was the flowergirl for Brady and Emily's wedding last year. All through the day, everyone was oohing and aahing over her cuteness. It wasn't until the reception that her true personality started to come out — when I pointed the camera at her and she stuck her tongue out at me. It was on. From that point we were locked in a competition of who could make the stupidest faces. As the night went on, I made it my mission to try to sneak up on her to get a shot where her face wasn't contorted. She was a cunning adversary and evaded me by running through crowds and diving under tables. Eventually, I had to concede, it just wasn't possible...but it sure was a lot of fun to try.

Little stories (and pictures) like this are yet another reason why I love weddings so much — you just never know what to expect. You can really find a lot of fun if you look hard enough, but sometimes, the fun finds you instead.

a flowergirl sticks her tongue out