I am still loving the bright colors from this photo shoot and I am also loving the fact that I was able to get a lot of great pictures of them. They were seriously all being so good… maybe it was because I haven't done a big shoot like this with them for quite a while and so they weren't actually sick of me! 🙂
Loving the Colors… and the Kids!Posted on June 3, 2009
I always strive to get that perfect family portrait when I do my photo shoots… you know – the photo that we all dream of in our heads… where every child is sitting perfectly and smiling and just looking…. well, angelic… am I right? But the funny thing is that as I go through the images of my own kids, my favorites never seem to be the ones where they are all looking and smiling… and I did actually get some of those, but the images like this just seem more touching and more dear to the heart. I love that Nathan is being a cute little sweet heart standing there… and it really just depicts him to a t. He is such a little cutie right now and while we are so proud of each new thing that he learns to do, we just can't stand seeing him grow up. He is at the best age!! And then I love the way that Matthew is looking at Tyler and laughing his little heart out and Tyler is doing the same. You can just see the giggles and the joy and the happines throughout their entire bodies and I love that! And I also love that little miss Emmy Jane is looking over at them with that sweetest little smile and sparkle in her eyes, as if she is laughing along with them and telling us that she is a part of the big kids group too… and again, that is her to a t right now… she follows them around and plays "car car weeee" (Mario Kart Wii) with them and she tries to do silly things to make them laugh and then laughs at herself along with them and she is always clip clopping around the house in their big flip flops because they are simply WAY better than any of her shoes. Anyone would know that right?
So in the end, I guess I need to just change my definition of that perfect family photo because to me this is the perfect family photo… the one that makes me happy, and makes me smile, and makes me think about them more deeply, and makes me feel their personalities, and will one day make me remember lots of fun little things about them and who they were at this point in time… now that's perfect right?
I'm thinking about getting a big gallery wrap canvas of this and putting it in my entry way… I mean BIG!! What do you think?
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