I had been taking more posed / professional pictures of Reece every month until he turned a year when I decided to do it at least every 6 months. It was time, plus I have been itching to get out and take some pictures lately.
When we first arrived in our new town, we drove past some botanical gardens. I knew I would want to check it out as a future photography location for clients. We loaded up this morning and headed to check it out. The weather is gorgeous and Reece seemed in good spirits. That all changed pretty quickly though. Reece has small tantrums here and there, I mean he is so well behaved but he has his moments. This was totally different, this was a full on melt down. He was not having any of our plan. All he wanted to do was push his stroller around but the trails were not very stroller friendly so he was frustrated with the resistance.
Here is one shot at the beginning of the melt down. He was kicking and squirming like crazy. Isn’t that just the saddest face?
We put the stroller in the car and gave him a snack and his pacifier and sat down on a bench to calm down. We then started walking around the gardens again and he was doing alright until he saw someone pulling a red wagon to pick up some plants at their plant sale. He chased that wagon very excitedly only to melt down again when we picked him up before he could jump in. The calming process started again. We were hoping the walking around would get some of it worked out of his system but it wasn’t working that great so we thought it best just to head home.
Of course right by the exit he started being cute and happy again so we let him play around while I snapped a few pictures. At first he would not give up the pacifier. He only has it when he is really upset or sleeping and this was one of those situations where he had to have it.
Look at that mischievous little bugger.
This was the best shot of the day for sure. He is so handsome and I love his little flip flops.
That was about the end of the good shots. We walked around a bit more and he was enjoying picking up the sand/dirt and throwing it then wiping off his hands.
He get’s quite into the wiping action.