e in the garden

"There is a garden in every childhood,
an enchanted place
where colors are brighter,
the air softer,
and the morning
more fragrant than ever again."
- Elizabeth Lawrence

i was elated when i found out elizabeth's mom had secured the southern living idea house for our mini-shoot. it was the ideal setting for this gorgeous, delightful brown-eyed two year old. it was sprinkling lightly when we arrived, and the garden out back seemed to be blanketed in a dreamy haze. the house currently sits vacant, and the landscaping is a tad unkempt and overgrown, creating a scene reminiscent of frances hodgson burnett's the secret garden. elizabeth's eyes were wide as she explored the brick walkways & rock paths. she played peek-a-boo behind the stonehenge-esque circle of trees and rock benches and played in the arched wooden entry gate. she took in her surroundings, and i snapped away trying to beat the next round of sprinkles. "e"was an absolute doll, and i love the way these turned out. thanks to mom, casey, for a delightful morning!

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