This always happens to me. I start going through old pictures around this time of year when one of my children are graduating. I don’t get very far because I stop and look at every, single photo of every, single child. And then I cry a little, pining for days that are gone.
In 2009 I had been a year into shooting professionally and had just begun learning my new, and very first, DSLR. I was still trying to figure out my camera as well as lighting, composition, clarity, shadows and such. I was more into posing and staging back then, thinking that was the only way I could gain clients. It has taken me these long, eight years to realize how much I despise doing that style of photography. One thing I did stick to that was not fake or staged was their expressions. I always told each of them that if their smile couldn’t be real then they shouldn’t smile. As you can see, the boys had no problem sticking to that rule. 😉
In spite of all the trial and error, I got some super cute pictures of my super cute babies that I can cherish until eternity. And this is how we learn.
I cannot tell you how much I love these sweet faces. It’s so fun to see how they really haven’t changed much. Still the same smirks, smiles and sultry looks now as back then. I love being their mama!