ART DAY WITH TWO SWEET SISTERS! | Santa Monica, CA

I spent a wonderful afternoon with two creative kiddos and it was so much fun! We made messy oil pastel art and painted their pretty designs with thick, shiny mod-podge before they photographed their finished pieces. They took turns directing photo shoots and learned about light and composition while testing out a bunch of different cameras. We created, talked, and giggled like crazy-it was incredibly fun for me and the girls had such a great time they asked me to come back again this week! I woke up this morning to the sweetest words from their Mom and I had to share because it nearly made my heart explode:

"Today Mikaela and Naomi had their first photography session with @thesproutingimage. Samaria is absolutely incredible when it comes to doing what she loves! Her passion for art and photography, mixed with her compassion for differences really touched me. 
Watching my girls learn and create, they were so inspired, and I truly felt like she opened up a magical wonderland for them. By the end of the session, they were full of giggles and smiles! She's just that kind of happiness that brings out the best in those around her. Summer's still here for another 4 weeks before school starts! Visit www.thesproutingimage.com, you'll be so glad you did!"

MAGICAL WONDERLAND??? I for sure have a few more wrinkles because of how hard this phrase made me smile...but I don't care in the slightest. Here are some photos from our awesome art-filled afternoon!

Mikaela photographing her finished oil pastel/mod-podge creation!

Mikaela photographing her finished oil pastel/mod-podge creation!

Naomi showing off some of her artwork!

Naomi showing off some of her artwork!

She saw the punny-ness of this situation, adorable.Β 

She saw the punny-ness of this situation, adorable. 

Here's a photo of the three of us at the end of our fun afternoon!

Thanks to these kiddos and their amazing Mama for the awesome day, and I simply can't wait for our next lesson!