She said that she wanted some new family photos. I recommended that we wait until fall when the temps are a bit cooler. She said how does next week work for you? Um…… okay. So fall is out then. We planned it for the following Saturday.
After a while of shooting, her husband asked if she wanted him to get the thing they made out of the car. I had no idea what was happening. He brought back a board and asked me where he should put it. I told him I didn’t know because I wasn’t quite sure what it was. Then he turned it around.
It took a minute for it to sink in for me. But when it did I gave her a big hug and started to cry. You see, she is a friend of mine and I see her daily because we work together at our church daycare. I had no idea! The last I knew, they were done having children. Yep! She lied to me. She said that she always wanted more but didn’t want people bugging her on when the next one would come. I guess her strategy worked.
Needless to say, fall would have been a little late to share the news, which is why it happened sooner. Thankfully, the morning we chose was not blistering hot or muggy so it all worked out perfectly!
All of my children are very unique and have great, individual qualities. But one thing they have in common is that they are all a bunch of goofballs! I love their silliness. I guess because it makes our times together fun and interesting. Also, because it reminds me a bit of the way I used to be before I got old and boring. Life is such a great gift and it’s very important to enjoy it.
I did my usual, “hey Nolan, can we go out and shoot a few pictures for your annual shots?” All I NEED is 15 minutes. Just give me that.” Truthfully, that really is all I need. Providing it’s 15 cooperative minutes. It didn’t help that goofball sister #2 was along for the ride. My kids all feed off of each other’s strangeness. They come by it honestly I guess.
After the first spot, he looked at the pictures and said, “I think I’m good.” Really? You think you’re good? Cause I’m pretty sure I’m not. Mama needs more shots! So I got more shots. Not many, mind you, but more. I just love this
I think I can honestly say that this is my first family session that hasn’t involved small children. I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to handle it, but it only took a few minutes to get into the swing of things. The dogs helped out a lot! It was like corralling toddlers so there wasn’t too big of a difference. 😉
I’ve known the Freburgs for quite a while now, but have never really interacted with their sons much. I learned very quickly that they are a fun family. And the daughters-in-law (one to be) fit in perfectly!
Thank you, Freburgs, for allowing me into your evening for a few hours even though it pushed into your dinner and you had to eat late.
Are you putting off your little one’s or family pictures because of the weather? Maybe it’s because you’re waiting to lose those last few pounds or get a base tan. Or…. is it because you don’t know what to wear? Maybe you don’t even know where to begin with putting together outfits for your family. Let me help! If you want assistance, I would be more than happy to aid in that. Or, start here. If you choose within this color palette, you can’t go wrong.
Mom, always choose your outfit first. Then work down through the kiddos and add your husband last. Trust me! It works best and in the end you will love your images because you feel good about yourself. Don’t put it off any longer!
If you want to wear bright colors, please reserve those for your accessories. Lighter colors are always best for you to shine. And don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns. Mixing patterns and colors can make or break your images. Again, if it’s a struggle for you, please shoot me some of what you might be thinking and I will be more than happy to help.
Yesterday Ruby turned three! I know she’s just a dog, not a real child, but she’s the only toddler I have anymore so I thought it would be fun to take a few pictures with her like people do with their babies. You know, I think she enjoys the attention.
All I wanted was a short session with my kids because it has been five years since I last took their pictures as siblings. Every year I do a family session and individuals but not always siblings. So I thought, “Perfect! They will all be home for Easter so why not do one then?”
The last couple of weeks we have had some very beautiful days off and on. Temps in the 60’s and 70’s. Everyone knows that Easter weekend is supposed to be sunny and warm. Right? Well, not this weekend. I had planned these pictures for yesterday and it was really my only chance but the weather was less that ideal. Initially it was cloudy and felt quite cold but then the sun came out and warmed things up every-so-slightly. Still, with 20 mph winds, the high 30’s seemed a lot colder. I almost called it off in a fit of frustration. But I’m so glad I didn’t because though I only got a handful of shots, they turned out as beautifully as I had hoped.
Of course, we had to drive 10 miles out of town to a friend’s house in hopes of finding some reprieve from the wind, which we did. Funny, once the wind was blocked it was actually quite beautiful. And then we woke up to a couple of inches of snow this morning. I guess there is always something positive you can find even in the cool, windy days.