The fall is a great time of year for photos. I guess that’s stating the obvious. Even though I’ve done portraits in the fall many times every year I’m so inspired once I get out there and start snapping. It also helps when you have such a good looking family! These boys are beyond handsome! I met Eli when he was the one and only baby. Now he is a big brother! Love watching families grow and the babies grow up. One of the best parts of my job!
One child is usually easy breezy, but two little ones can be a daunting task. Thankfully Phillip and William were happy to sit for me to get their picture taken. Phillip was actually pretty amused by the silly things I do to keep my subjects interested and sitting still. William was more perplexed as to why I was acting a fool! Either way the out come is what I wanted – attentive little boys. Not always an easy task.
See what I mean? I little like “What is this lady doing?”
These little guys were seriously adorable! Phillip is such a good big brother.
There aren’t many kids that I’ve taken more pictures of than Alex! He is one of my best customers and with that title comes rewards, sort of like frequent flyer miles. Alex’s second birthday fell in the middle of a mini shoot session and the birth of new baby brother or sister next month. That’s a lot of pictures in a couple of months. So, as a courtesy to one of my best and favorite customers we did a quick portrait at the park for Alex’s second year photos. You will be seeing this little guy again in the next month or so when I do a newborn shoot for his new sibling. Is it a boy or girl? It’s going to be a surprise which I love! Can’t wait see everyone again and to meet the new edition! Thank you trusting me to photograph your growing family time and time again!
Toddler… Oh, it’s a bad word for some people. The terrible two’s, troublesome three’s. Anyway you cut it this is the group that gets the most grief. They are older and wiser. They know what they want and they want it now! This is the group that makes me work for it. I have to wear many hats when photographing the toddler. Sometimes I’m a total goof ball, running around, saying silly things and acting a fool to get some cooperation. Sometimes it’s a marathon and I literally just chase them throwing optimal lighting situations and beautiful backgrounds out the window. If the toddler wants to stand in front of a dumpster then I either have to make it work or wait until I can trick them into doing something else. For the skittish toddler I am quiet and patient waiting for my moment to pounce. Whatever it takes. Parents have told me that I have the patience of a saint. I think it’s that I just love kids. You have to if you want them to be comfortable with you. They can smell phony-ness a mile away.
I actually own one of these crazy toddler creatures. He is the type I would have to chase around to get a nice picture. I’m starting off this post with my two favorite pictures of him from 2011. I can’t get enough of his hair! I love it so much that it drives me crazy! Next up will be the kids!
I have two children. The plan has always been to have two and only two, one boy and one girl. Luckily the plan worked, but sometimes I have moments when I am going to miss not having another baby. This is where all your babies come in! I just love being around your babies! During a portrait shoot you are probably a little annoyed that the little bugger has been smiling at everything all morning and now that the camera is in front of them they decided to be “so serious”. Meanwhile I’m so happy just hear them make funny noises or watch them marvel at a piece of grass or maybe a rock. Being around your babies helps me get past those feelings about missing out on having another one. It takes the edge off, so to speak.
So thank you, Babies of 2011, for giving me my baby fix and just for being so darn cute! Tomorrow it’s that dirty word that starts with a T – Toddlers AKA 2 year olds!!