October 5, 2012 [Friday]

My Lila Byrd-The Ongoing Quest To Capture Her Smile

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.”

― Thomas Edison

Everyone who know Lila Byrd knows that she loves to smile (for the most part ha)-until she sees my camera. That girl can drop her grin in a nano second. I find it pretty funny at this point, well most days. But as a mom and a photographer I continue to try and catch that smile that Tom and I know and love…

Her sweet great grandmother and namesake, Lillian or aka Granlil to us kids, shared with us a dress that she wore when she was about Lila’s age. We loved hearing the the story of Granlil wearing this fine silk frock that her favorite aunt made by hand. She said she has a special photo of her wearing it and smiling at the camera under a tree. Mission accepted-I wanted a photo of Lila just like that. I would frame the two side by side and be just so proud of myself. Ha well like Thomas Edison’s quote from above I have not reached my goal exactly like I had hoped but so far have had a lot of fun trying. Here are a few failed attempts but still happy memories of getting Lila to smile under a tree twirling in her great grandmothers dress!

Every day with Lila she has shown Tom and I that sometimes a different path than what you set out on is not always that bad either…

Happy Friday Everyone!

9 comments on My Lila Byrd-The Ongoing Quest To Capture Her Smile

Beth Says:

She is so adorable!

October 5th, 2012 at 2:31 pm
Jennifer Says:

She is so sweet! I love these pics and the beautiful dress too. She is too cute with her tongue sticking out!

October 5th, 2012 at 2:39 pm
Courtney Says:

She is too cute! I love them all!

October 5th, 2012 at 2:44 pm
Erin Says:

She is precious!!! Beautiful dress, beautiful Lila Byrd 🙂 I’m smiling, does that count?? Ha!

October 5th, 2012 at 2:57 pm
Carol Harrington Rives Says:

simply adorable! she’s growing up so fast and so pretty!

October 5th, 2012 at 4:03 pm
laura Says:

love that lila byrd! next time, we’ll get sydney rose to make her smile! 😉

October 5th, 2012 at 4:39 pm
Deanna Kaufman Patrick Says:

I guessssssssssssssss you could call that a smile?! Maybe JT can get her a kiss….it makes me smile!

October 5th, 2012 at 6:17 pm
Carrie Says:

So sweet! That dress is beautiful and so is our sweet Lila Byrd! Love all of these!

October 7th, 2012 at 9:02 pm
Anne Says:

Love these pictures & her dress is so sweet too. Great photos of our best buddy Lila! xoxo

October 12th, 2012 at 7:50 am

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