Leslie is the owner of Southern Stems and if you have not seen her work you are missing out! She is an AMAZING florist with a gift for creating arrangements that are stunning works of art you can check out here. She also happens to be a Mom to two cool kids. When she said she wanted to do a Mommy and Me session with Ava I knew we could spruce it up with a styled session. She crafted a floral crown for Ava and pulled some strings to get us into Vinewood for some pictures! We were fighting losing light but we ran around that place looking for all the right spots. We knew we wanted to get pictures with Ava and her crown so that was our first set up. The swing was by far my favorite are to play! I have been dreaming of doing a swing picture for quiet some time now with a floral crown and it was so great to finally make it happen. Ava was such a trooper, I had her turning, leaning, swinging, and sitting on that swing. She was beautiful.
After we had what we needed of the crown and swing we started doing some Mommy and me photos. We found this path with some long grass and I just knew I wanted to get them in there. I probably should have done this one last since the seeds from the tall grass stuck to their clothes but they came off easy enough. Ava started to give me goofy faces right about here but after some snuggles with Mom she was back in action. The love and patients that Leslie has with her both of her children is indescribable. I am so thankful she asked me to preserve this time in her life with a Mommy and Me session.