puddle jump.

This shoot reminded me of a book that I LOVE and read to my little Makayla Grace often.  It is "If I Could Keep You Little..." by Marianne Richmond.  I thought I would write it down here so that if you haven't read it you could read it and it could bless you as it has me and my little girl.  All to often I catch myself wishing I could just keep her little for a bit longer not realizing all the gifts I would miss out on if that wish were to come true.   

If I could keep you little, I'd hum you lullabies.  But then I'd miss you singing your concert's big surprise.

Id I could keep you little, I'd hold your hand everywhere.  But then I'd miss you knowing, "I can go...you stay there."

If I could keep you little, I'd kiss your cuts and scrapes  But then I'd miss you learning from your own mistakes.

If I could keep you little, I'd strap you in real tight.  But then I'd miss you swinging from your treetop height.

If I could keep you little, I'd decide on matching clothes.  But then I'd miss you choosing dots on top and stripes below.

If I could keep you little, I'd cut your bread into shapes.  But then I'd miss you finding, "Hey! I like ketchup with my grapes!"

If I could keep you little, I'd tell you stories every night.  But then I'd miss you reading the words you've learned by sight.

If I could keep you little, I'd push you anywhere.  But then I'd miss you feeling your speed from here to there!

If I could keep you little, I'd pick for you a friend or two.  But then I'd miss you finding friends you like who like you, too!

If i could keep you little, we'd finger-paint our art.  But then I'd miss you creating stories from your heart. 

If I could keep you little, I'd push your ducky float.  But then I'd miss you feeling the wind behind summer's boat.

If I could keep you little, we'd nap in our fort midday.  But then I'd miss you sharing adventures from camp away.

If I could keep you little, I'd fly you with my feet.  But then I'd miss you seeing sky and clouds from you seat.

If I could keep you little, I'd keep you close to me.  But then I'd miss you GROWING INTO WHO YOU'RE MEANT TO BE!

With a passion for the art of senior photography and a heart for capturing the innocent, organic nature of children, it is my goal to provide parents with tangible memories of the most precious years of their lives...the journey of raising children from birth to high school graduation.  Miles stones are the prefect excuse to seek out a professional photographer.  Newborn, 6 month, 1 year, 5 year, 8 year, 12 year, 16 year and high school graduation are all special times in a child's life.  Being able to capture and preserve these special mile stones is priceless.  Fara Smith Photography specializes in newborn and child portraiture which includes high school seniors and is located in Lincoln, CA.  Newborn sessions are all shot at my rustic, french country feel, in home studio, located in Lincoln Crossing, while most child and senior portrait sessions are shot on location in the beautiful surrounding areas of Lincoln, Loomis, Rocklin, Roseville, Sacramento, Folsom and Auburn, CA.  Please follow me on Facebook where I often run specials and host giveaways.  You can also see where I get most of my inspiration by following me on Pinterest. Find me on Instagram where you can see sneak peeks of my most recent sessions and if you love Twitter find me there, I may occasionally tweet something really special!  I am also on Google+ showcasing most of my work.  Wether you are looking to document the birth of a baby with a newborn photographer, celebrate the moving on of your high school senior with a senior portrait photographer or anything in-between, I am confident in my ability to provide you with tangible memories that will last you a lifetime.