A real photographer would have waited another two hours for the light to be perfect and glowy.

I however was a mom with a cute kid in a good mood wearing a pink tutu, cherry rhinestones in her hair and ruby slippers.

Cute kids in a good moods wearing a pink tutus, cherry rhinestones in their hair and ruby slippers don’t wait for perfect, glowy light.

They’re like Sasquatch. You are not quite sure they exist but if they do come out you’d better be ready, perfect glowy light or not.


  1. The pictures are gorgeous. So real and right there. And your little girl is adorable. And where did you get the tutu?

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  2. those are beautiful shots

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  3. A cooperating toddler is a godsend. You are right, there is no waiting for glowy light.

    Can we talk about how cute the moosh is? Hello gene pool lottery!

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  4. She is beautiful, and I love the juxtaposition of the alley way with a sweet girl in a tutu!

  5. Very cute.

  6. Those are absolutely amazing, Casey. Beautiful!

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  7. Whoa. You are amazing, and she is too cute for words.

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  8. loverly, absoluutely loverly!

  9. these are perfect, casey…every single one.

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  10. lovely pictures! and I absolutely adore her shoes 🙂 I spotted a pair of those before but none in my girls’ sizes 🙁

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  11. Those photos are absolutely moochtastic!!!

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  12. Old Navy. $14. Best $14 invested in the moosh’s wardrobe in the last six months at least.

  13. Wonderful contrast of gritty, graffiti city streets and adorable little pink girly girl. LOVE it. She did look like she was in a wonderful mood. These are FABULOUS pictures, LOVE them. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. So gorgeous! Wanna drive an hour south and make my kids look that cute???

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  15. I want the moosh’s shoes. For myself.

    I’d better get an SLR for my birthday.

  16. I think you got some great shots!

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  17. those shots are amazing!!!!!!!!! either I need your camera, or I seriosuly lack in picture taking skills

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  18. It’s the Moosh Fairy, cause only Moosh Fairies get ruby slippers! That first shot is amazing. And it helps that you have one of the cutest kids ever to take pictures of …

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  19. so amazing. is that your backyard? hee hee.

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  20. The Moosh Fairy!! Her beautiful cherries in her hair give her magical powers.

    Or else she’s just a dang cute kid.

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  21. Proving that Dutch/Jim isn’t the only one with beat-up alley-way photo skillz!

    The first one is my favorite.

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  22. I fear that had the light been more beautiful they would have been too sweet for this world.

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  23. my dear, you ARE a real photographer. they are gorgeous!

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  24. She’s getting cuter by the day- love the hair clips!

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  25. Awesome photos…and you were right to take them when you did otherwise you more than likely would have ended up with some amazingly lit shots of your little girl crying!

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  26. I think you handled this lighting situation JUST FINE. These are sooo cute. i’d love to see more of your photos… I love them.

  27. Beautiful.

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  28. These are great! I wish I could have come. You did awesome with the lighting. I am going to make you divulge your location – I’m sick of parks!

  29. All of these shots are incredible. That top one especially deserves to be printed poster-size and hung in your livingroom. Next to the exercise equipment, perhaps?

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  30. Gorgeous. You’ve got talent.

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  31. She is adorable… very cool pics! Love her curls!

  32. Adorable! I LOVE her smile… and her curls… and her tutu…and her sparkly shoes and clips.


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  33. all that and a camera with a battery that was not dead!

    Great shots!

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  34. I don’t know why you don’t think you’re a real photographer – these are gorgeous! I especially love the one with just her shoes and skirt.

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  35. These photos are amazing. I want you photo skillz.

    oh and the pink skirt, love it. It works well with the curls.

  36. Such sweetness. Glad to see the sunshine! (At first, I thought the rare sighting was the dry pavement!)

  37. Perfect light? Pooey!

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  38. fabulous. My daughter has those shoes in silver, and will not take them off. I have to pry them off of her when she sleeps.

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  39. I can’t wait for my own Sugarbaby to be sporting tutus and such. And btw, you’ve got talent. Stay behind that lens.

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  40. That pink tutu skirt. WOW. Love the photos. She is looking so grown up! 😉 Miss you.

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  41. She is adorable and gorgeous! I just squeal every time you post your awesome photos of her.

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  42. Gorgeous shots!!!!

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  43. Those are really pics friend, great find

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  44. I think they are beautiful shots…she is gorgeous!

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  45. So true, you wait for nothing.

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. Consider this a virtual cupcake.

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  46. Wow! Beautiful work!

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