I grew up in a family of all girls. My poor dad was outnumbered big time. The only thing he had on his side was our dog. He was a boy. Other than that it was three little girls, my mom and him. Of course, not having a brother is probably the reason that I know my way around a toolbox. In fact, in my house, the toolbox is MINE, not my husband’s I can work a drill, detail a car or paint a room. I guess being outnumbered offered my dad some major opportunities to teach us girls some things. So, why all this talk about being outnumbered? Well, yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing this family that was the total opposite of the one I grew up in. This family is all BOYS! Let me introduce them.
This is the oldest of the family. I think I first met this handsome young fella way back when in Vacation Bible School. He and my son now go to school together.
And here is the middle boy. I can relate to this little guy. I am the middle one too!
And last but not least, is the baby of the bunch. He was king of the funny faces yesterday but I did manage to get a few of him showing his sweet face.
I told mom and dad that these three did a really great job. They were awesome listeners and they did whatever I asked them to do. Sure, I was bribing them but hey- sometimes that doesn’t work! I love this little moment that I captured between the three. To me, it totally summed up the parts of their personalities that they showed me yesterday. Little brother is cracking up, being a ham. Middle brother is looking right at the camera because that is what I asked him to do and of course, middle children like to be pleasers. And, big brother is shifting those eyes most likely wondering what in the world they were really doing. I just love it!
So, you’ve seen the boys so let’s get a peek at the whole family. Mom and dad were great sports too. Check out the smiles on everyone. I love it!
I am now off to try to get this gallery up speedy quick. Thanks for sharing your morning with me!
When my family moved back to New Bern a little over five years ago, this family became some of our first friends. This not-so-little-anymore guy became my son’s first real friend. And his momma became my friend.
It just so happened that his big brother is almost the same age as my oldest. Through the years we have crossed paths not just at preschool but at all sorts of sports events too.
And way back when, that was it. My friend was momma to two boys and I had two boys and a little girl. Then, somewhere along the way we each picked up one more baby. She had a little girl and about a year later I had another little girl.
All that to say our lives are similar in many ways. We are wives and mommas and we know what chaos is. And I dare say, my friend and I actually enjoy it. Take for instance this classic picture that I love. I was getting an image of my friend and her husband but had a little surprise attack planned out with her kids. Doesn’t it look like she is enjoying it?
Fun I tell you- pure fun- and chaos.
Things aren’t always chaotic though. There are instances when our kids actually do settle down and get along. See, I have proof.
And, if all goes well, we can even sometimes get the whole family to settle down at once.
So, there is a little peek into the session I did with some of our first friends from New Bern. But, before I let you go I simply must tell you one more tidbit about my friend. You see, in addition to being a wife and mom, she is also a gifted author. She has several excellent books you can read now and I would venture to guess there are more on the way. You can read more about her on her publisher’s website: Lyrical Press. Or, if you want to follow along with what she is doing you can check out her blog, Breathe.
Isn’t it amazing how the older we get the faster time seems to pass? Don’t you remember when you were a kid and you thought it took FOREVER for your birthday to roll around or for Christmas to come? Nowadays, I blink and suddenly my youngest, who was just born, is three! My little kindergarten boy is in the midst of his last year in elementary school. It is crazy! I mention all this because when I first met this family we had little boys in the same four year old class at preschool. Fast forward to now, and those 4 year old boys are 7 and 8 years old. Time is marching forward at a warp speed! Check out the used to be four year old:
Grown up looking, huh? And here is little sister, who also isn’t so little anymore.
Last but not least is the baby of the family. This little one wasn’t even born yet when our boys were in school together.
Don’t you just love those little ponytails? Adorable! What could be cuter than that? A picture of all three little cuties!
So that is our little sneak peek! More are on the way. But, before I go I have to share one more. I know mom loves black and white images so I’ll let her get a peek at a family image in black and white.
Thanks for sharing your Saturday morning with me! More images are coming!
After a week that started out in a not so great way ( my oldest chld ended up in the hospital!), my week ended on a high note when I got to photograph these two adorable sisters. I first met these cutie patooties at their preschool this past spring. Although they have each grown a bit they are just as precious as they were in the spring.
Let me introduce you to big sister. She is as cute as a button and is quite the little model. Her mom had warned me that she liked to “strike a pose” around a camera and she did! I loved it!
Next we have little sister. She is a bubbly little thing and was full of smiles. Although this image is not all smiley, smiley, I love it because of those eyes. Have you ever seen such pretty eyes?
Mom wanted some images of the girls together so we played some games. We raced. We threw leaves in the air and did all kinds of things together. Some of my favorite images of these two together are a bit different from the standard, stand in front of the camera and smile shots. I think I love these particularly because they capture a feeling between these two. You can almost hear the giggle from big sis and can’t you just feel the squeeze that little sister is giving her?
While the picture above focused on big sis, I had a similar shot that highlighted little sister with big sis still in the backgroun. I love this one too.
While I am drawn to those emotional type images I like a good posed shot too. This one actually led into the series above.
I have many more images to go through but I have to share one last one. After a while big sister decided she was done with the whole picture thing. Little sis decided to tell her what to do and when she wouldn’t do what the little one said…. Well, look what she did! I love it! Why? Because it is REAL.
Thanks for hanging out with me guys!