I am about to bombard you with images. I can’t help it. I LOVED this shoot. Like, maybe more than any session ever. Yes, they’re my kids, and I’m super duper very very muchly fond of them, so there could be a case of mommy goggles goin’ on here. I will admit that. But I also loved this shoot because I had an idea and was able to make it happen. And for me, it happened better than I could have ever expected. Maybe it was fate. Maybe it was luck.
Maybe it’s because of the gigantic amount of love I have coursing through my veins for my boy.
Turning five years old.
My little baby boy, who melts me with just one sweet look with his brown eyes.
My boy, whose voice really should be bottled and given to all those that are hurting, because, I’m telling you, his voice fills me heart with just crazy, shaky, can-hardly-stand it, type of joy.
My boy, who tells me with sweet and clear conviction every.single.day that he loves me. He loves me the best. And he’ll ALWAYS love me. And he’ll ALWAYS want to snuggle me. And I can call him my baby even when he’s bigger than me. Sigh…. I love that bugger.
Just so it’s clear, I love my girl with crazy deep love too. This session, though, was for my son because he’s turning five.
And that’s how many fingers you have on one hand.
I love my boy. And I kinda think that after seeing these pics of him and his sweet sister, that you too, may be feelin’ a little bit of the love I have for them. Enjoy! And I love blog comments, so feel free to gush about how cute my kids are and to leave my little man some happy birthday wishes, mmm-kay?
Oh, this one is one of my favorites! He was dancing around and just doing what he does. I can just picture what his face would look like. He’s being silly and fabulous. At the time, I so wanted him to be looking at me, but really, this shot is one of my favorites of the whole series. Just goes to show that forcing a kid to do what you want doesn’t always get you the pictures you’ll end up loving.
Mommy, can you make me look higher in Photoshop?
Me too, Mommy! Me too!
As a photographer, I am very often FIRMLY planted BEHIND the camera. I am hoping to rectify that this year and will be doing my best to get myself in more pictures with my family. I had the forethought to bring my tripod and remote trigger, set to a two second delay, so that I had time to trigger it, and hide it.
I am crazy about these shots. My son is growing up. There will come a time when I cannot pick him up, and despite all the sweet things he tells me about always wanting to snuggle up with me, I know there will come a time when I won’t be cool, and he’ll want and need his space. When that happens, I will wipe a tear from my eye and go and look at these pictures.
And then I’ll go and wrestle my boy to the ground and DEMAND that he snuggle with me or I’m taking the keys to his car and he’ll be GROUNDED, YOUNG MAN. Hahhhaaaa….
And Happy Birthday to my boy who made my family whole.