Eleanor's tea party
Hi, I'm Maggie from Making Me Cranky. I'm a portrait photographer in Los Angeles, wife to a bearded tech nerd, and mom to an extremely energetic three-year-old, Eleanor. I'm so excited to join Mollie's tea party!
Growing up I was never much the girly girl. I didn't play with dolls, I didn't have pretend tea parties. When I dressed up, it was as Cindy Lauper or like a business woman, no joke, in high heels and coats that I pretended were suits. I put on plays based on the American Girls series of historical fiction novels. I colored in the pages of my art deco patterns coloring book. And I read. All the time. Basically, I was a nerd or, as I like to think, an artist in training.
Almost four years ago, when I found out I was having a girl I was thrilled and rather curious to see what kind of a girl she would be. Would I read and color with her or play dress-up and have tea parties? Would she be like me or the girly girl I never was?
As it turns out, she's not really either. My Eleanor is a bouncing off the walls, super high energy, rough and tumble, tom boy, with a dash of princess for good measure. She likes dressing up a little and dancing and playing with my jewelry and makeup and is obsessed with wearing skirts and dresses, but only if she gets to run and jump around the house doing it.
So I don't get to do the reading and coloring as much as I would like. And I don't really get to do the dress up tea party either, which I sometimes wish I did.
But for Mollie's tea party, my little girl was cooperative enough to let me indulge my tea party girly girl fantasy that never was (for about 10 minutes before running, tumbling through the grass, and climbing hills).
Hope you enjoy the shoot I styled for you all!
Thanks for having me Mollie! And I hope everyone is enjoying the tea party!
Thank you, Maggie for taking us back to being little girls again (whether we were girly or not!)