It wasn't until Graysyn's third birthday session that I thought to use the theme of dinosaurs. I remember one of my favorite things to do, having grown up in the coal region, was to hike around the coal dumps looking for fossils. I LOVED dinosaurs and had an outstanding collection of both little dinosaurs much like the ones used in Graysyn's session AND some of the best fossils, but then we grow up and our childhood becomes a fond memory. Of course, raising a son during the time Jurassic Park first came out, we had dinosaurs roaming our townhouse, but that too eventually became a memory.
After this session, I began to think about all I could do to make dinosaurs something special at Enchanted Acres and thus rolled up my sleeves and got to work. I searched out the best I could find and drew out plans to transform our back area into something wonderfully jurassic. That's going to take a little bit of time, but the ground work has begun. Our dinosaurs looked amazing in their habitats! We even purchased a cool jeep to use for the safari! I didn't want the typical safari khaki safari look, but rather something kind of like Dinotopia, but more modern. Outfits with a boho feel seemed to work and then jewelry with a handcrafted metal look as if tribal topped it off. It was a look I would want hanging on my walls. It still fit with the theme I set in my living room from the time we went on a photographic African safari. Now it was time to bring my granddaughters, ages two and four, in to model.
Here are some images from that session. There is more to post with sample images, but it would be too much at one time so check back next Monday for Enchanting Dinosaurs Part II: