Riley was one of my two Fresh Face contest winners in the spring and we were finally able to squeeze in her portrait session the other weekend. Although a little on the warm side, we had a great session with the sun shining! Riley really opened up to me and was pretty chatty from the start of our time together. I learned all about her trips to Disney World and her favorite book that she’s reading right now, “Fantastic Mr. Fox”. We had a great session and you can tell from her portraits how relaxed she was during our photo shoot.
When I talked to Riley’s mom to plan the session location and date, I found out that Riley wears Matilda Jane clothes. Once I had that snippet of information, I automatically thought of a location in Downtown Columbus to match her style. A lot of children portrait photographers are in love with the look of these clothes, myself included. If you’re not familiar with Matilda Jane, their items are sold through in-home trunk shows and these colorful, cool and playful pieces really let little girls shine in comfortable and stylish clothes. Riley and her mom came armed with a huge selection of outfits and shoes for her portraits and I let Riley pick her favorites for her session and she made some great selections!
With so many great looks, it was hard to narrow it down to just a few images for this blog post. Here are just a few from Riley’s portrait session in the Arena District.