Monday, August 26, 2013

Kid Photo Shoot

A few items of business:

Tomorrow is the last Tuesday of the month so it is 10 Things to Smile About this Month!  It is a fun monthly meme I started several years ago after a hard month where I just needed something to smile about.   Simply write up a list of 10 things that made you smile, add pictures or links to posts from the month if you would like... whatever made you smile in the month of August.

Also, Heartfelt Acts- you can read all about it here-- will be on Thursday.

Now I am going to share some of my favorite shots from my kids photo shoot I did this last month. I am anxiously awaiting my prints I ordered (4 canvases and 4 big 20X30 prints!)- so sharing some favorites while I wait for those.

I love getting those few "perfect" shots that make it seem like the shoot was wonderful and everyone was happy every minute...
But in the end I often end up loving the "imperfect" ones just as much.

Ryder just couldn't quite figure how I wanted him to place his hands.

There are the ones that show their true personality
The ones that cause physical harm (to the photographer that is) when I literally get tackled for a shot.

Kisses to make everything better.... or worse
collage 3

Just the fun moments
I love being a photographer

See you back for 10 Things to Smile About Tomorrow!


  1. Beautiful!!! Seriously...excellent job! All three of them are so photogenic, too! Where did you go to take these - a park?

  2. Thank you! I was happy with how they turned out as at the end of the shoot I kind of felt like screaming- it is easier to take pictures of other people's kids than my own sometimes as mine don't always cooperate. Yes, it was just a park in my city that had a big hill and some green space and a great playground that they kept asking if we were done and they could play on the whole time :)

  3. Liz @ A Nut in a NutshellAugust 26, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    You really are good at getting their personalities to show through!

  4. Love, love, love all of the pictures! Now, I need you to come to Michigan to take pics of my kids because it never works out this well for me.

  5. I really think as Ryder ages he is favoring Alex quite a bit. I love these photos! You've really captured the essence of childhood :)

  6. Oh I have always thought he looks more like Alex than Lucas, their faces are quite the same

  7. I wish! I have a lot of friends in Illinois who want me to take their picture too-- just need to do a big midwest photo shoot :)

  8. Thank you! Yes, as much as the standard everyone smile pictures are great it is just to just let them be who they are too

  9. Aaaaahh! Love these. So hard to choose a favorite. So hard to choose ten favorites! These are so fun! You'll have to show me a picture of your wall once your prints get hung up! So fabulous!

  10. Yes and there are a lot more I didn't share. I think I ended up with about 70 some pictures all of which I really like :)
    Don't worry I definitely will share picture so the wall

  11. Fantastic pictures with cute kids!

  12. Absolutely adorable - every single one of them! And now I wish you lived closer!!

  13. Hahahaha ha! I love the transformation of Alex from an innocent sweet girl into something with claws and fangs. She has so much personality! Adorable pictures, Emily!

  14. such great shots you get of your kiddos!