Meet Miss Catherine Rile, the sweetest, smartest, kindest, most mature, well-behaved, loveable little girl I know! I’ve known this adorable 6 year old since she came into this world…I’ve been babysitting her brothers since before she was born and I sort of became a member of their family way back when. Catherine also known as C, Cate, Sissy, or as I like to call her Lady Cate holds a very special place in my heart. I’m not sure if i’m more attached to her or if she’s more attached to me but we’re two peas in a pod! I think Catherine, along with her big brothers Patrick and Fritz are the core of my photography. I’ve always loved taking pictures but I would say my love for photographing kids, babies, and families started with this family. If any of you call my phone and get my voicemail this is who you’ll hear… “Hi this is Sydney’s phone..please leave a messsage. I love hotdogs!!! (giggle giggle)” this blonde hair blue eyed girl has me wrapped around her finger!
As some of you may know I got a new camera and amazing lens from my parents for a graduation gift and I just knew C would be the perfect person to use it on! I surprised her at school, took her out for icecream and we headed to excelsior for a photoshoot! I can’t help but smile when I start taking pictures of her because she knows exactly what to do. I never have to direct her or even say a dumb joke to get her to laugh (she can get herself cracking up pretty easily) she just strikes a pose and after a few snapshots knows to change it up and try something else! I think because I’ve been photographing her since she was a newborn she’s just used to it by now…I swear everytime I edit photos of this beauty queen I tear up! She is honestly one of the most beautiful little girls inside and out and I am so lucky to have her in my life. I can’t believe how fast these Rile kids are growing up… I mean wasn’t it just yesterday you took your first steps?!
I usually don’t write too much on my blog because I want to leave it to the photos to do the talking but I just had to write up a little note on this cutie so she knows how much I love her!!
Now enjoy the photos and see her carefree, goofy, gorgeous, innocent, curious, happy self!