As you all know, I take a lot of photos. I like to document things. I take photos because it helps me remember long down the road. You know, like a year later...or a month. My memory is failing me and I use my camera to help me out. But, for as much as I like to take pictures, I have very few of us all together as a family. It's tougher to get those done, seeing as we need someone else around to do the snapping.
The last time we had proper family photos taken Emmett was 6 months old! My friend, Kiplyn, took the photos while we were in Fayetteville for Thanksgiving. They are some of my favorite photos (click here to see them). After Theo was born I knew I wanted to get some more photos taken, so when a neighborhood friend and photographer announced a "mini session" I was in. Twenty minutes is probably about all you can ask of a 4.5 year old and an 8 month old anyway.
On the day of the shoot, we all dressed in our coordinating blues and greens and just hoped that the boys would cooperate. Emmett wanted to do anything other than what we asked, but we did get some genuine smiles thanks to some new jokes. And Theo, for all his joyous smiling, couldn't really be bothered to look at the camera. I was worried that the photos would not turn out well. But all my worrying was for naut because I really love what our photographer, Megan, captured. They aren't perfect - Emmett has a goofy smile in most of them and Theo is more concerned with Emmett's hair than the camera - but that's life! I love having this particular phase in our lives captured. Maybe I'll even get some more photos taken in another 4 years. ;) You can see all 15 images online here.
|Remember when it was Emmett between our feet?!|