It’s the beginning of the birthdays. Nolan always starts off the parties, cakes, gifts, or at least he used to. Back when they were all little. Now, it’s just a cake, and sometimes not even that. Of course there’s a gift. Always a gift. But as they all get older and are leaving home, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to have a “birthday party.” So we make due with whoever is around and celebrate as best we can. A bonus to this cake was the candles. I didn’t realize that I had bought trick candles. It was kind of fun for the small bash.
These kiddos had a rough go at this session. It’s hard to play and have fun when the temps feel like you are standing in the middle of the sun. No reprieve from even a slight breeze. We ALWAYS have not only a breeze around here, but wind. Lots and lots of wind. Not on this morning. It was hot and sticky and stale. But they played along with me anyway. I love these three to pieces!
Dad had promised them that they would go to the library after we were done with pictures. So I decided to follow along and get a few shots indoors, out of the heat.
Four weeks ago we had the privilege of renewing our wedding vows for our 25th anniversary. We chose to do them in a place in Colorado that has special meaning to us and to have our ceremony performed by a very dear friend. This was something that we had talked about doing for several years and could not wait for the day to come.
We had only our children present and incorporated them into our ceremony. It was such a beautiful, memorable day that I will not soon forget.
Several months prior to this day I searched for a photographer in the area. I had one booked but she had to cancel on me because of a family situation. She was kind enough to find a photographer friend of hers to take our pictures in her place. I think it was one of the best things that could have happened. Not that the other gal wouldn’t have been awesome, but it was even more special having someone shoot our ceremony that shared the same faith as us. One of the sweetest gals you will ever meet. She is the owner and photographer at Paper Posey Photography in Salida, Colorado, and did such an excellent job! It was so nice to not have to take my own family’s pictures for the first time in nine years. So much easier and much more enjoyable.
Thanks again Avery! You captured our day perfectly!