I have joined a new photography project called “Life by Lens” with some great fellow photographers.  Each month they take a set of images to portray their lives.  For some of use these images focus on kids, family, hobbies, dreams…  This month my Life by Lens features my daughter.  I’ve had parts of this photo session in my head for almost a year.  Of course today is the day the posts are due and I finally took my images today.  It won’t always be this close to the deadline for me – I hope!  And I won’t always have so many images to share but I’m excited about what I shot today.  Parts of today’s compilation of images date back for years and have kept their place in part of my head until today.  More on that later with that set of images.

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My daughter is often one of my business’s biggest fans.  She helps me shop, poses for me and even dreams up inspirations with me.  Today we had a studio session to get an image to hang in her new bedroom.  This lucky little girl got a bedroom make-over when she was at summer camp last August, keep reading I have photos of it below…

Aqua inspired photo session by pArt of Life Photography

Aqua inspired photo session by pArt of Life Photography

We’ve been thinking of throwing some boas, (we need some tutus next time!) etc into a photo session ala Mamma Mia.  Watching the movie again last week we were reminded of our plan.  I love the all the aqua and colors of the sea in the movie.  Here’s a few shots from the dress-up fun we had!

Mamma Mia inspired photo session by pArt of Life Photography

We were inspired by Mamma Mia to throw on a boa and dance around


aqua tween photo session www.partoflifephotography.com

Dancing and striking a pose ~ tween studio photo session


I’ve been planning on capturing some details from her bedroom.  This week we get the last finishing touch – a ‘pool blue’ flokati rug!  How divine!  I think I want to trade bedrooms with her.   Oh look – more aqua and beautiful blue and green tones from the ocean, or Lake Michigan on a sunny day!  I never want to forget these days filled with crafts, kitties, American Girl doll, jewels, bling, fluffy unicorns and more!

Aqua tween bedroom make-over

Aqua tween bedroom make-over, images by pArt of Life Photography