Cousins

families, The Week of Edgar

These pictures proudly brought to you by The Week of Edgar. As I was culling through the images from this session last week I realized I have been photographing this family literally for years. First, it was just a family session of four. And then it was the engagement and wedding of one son. And then the engagement and wedding of the younger son. Two gender reveals, including the one where I accidentally spilled the beans about the baby before the session (not my finest moment and I still cringe whenever it comes up) and two newborn sessions. Two of the little guys in today’s pictures were born during my hiatus so I was delighted when the opportunity came up to do first birthday pictures for one of them and in a few weeks we will do the youngest one’s pictures.

Since the cousins were all together at the birthday shoot we did some cousin pictures and man, these are four of the cutest kids!

I love that many times the sessions we’ve done have been in Gary and Cheryl’s backyard. It has such lovely textures and lively green color but really let’s the people be the focus of the image.

The next two images made me laugh. From the chubby little foot in the air to the expression on sweet girl’s face they were such good sports about doing their pictures.

I won’t mention which one so as to protect the dignity of the guilty party but one of them got bribed with fresh blueberries when he got a little too squirmy. It worked though and we got some sweet portraits.

But birthday boy did make it clear that enough was enough and he was ready to move on. I wonder if he realized he was going to get donuts? But those are pictures for another day so stay tuned for more! Tomorrow it’s all about a little grandparent love.

Worth The Wait

families

Sometimes the opportunity to photograph a family takes a little while to become a reality. Schedules can be hard to navigate and just finding the right time weather wise can make for a delay. Sometimes it can take years. That is exactly what happened with this sweet family. Lockett (cool name, right?) is a teacher at my girls’ school and we have talked in general about doing her family’s pictures, in passing, and in depth. Finally, last week everything came together and we made it happen.

And it was so much fun! I mean, at least, I had fun and at the end of our time together Dad said it was the least painful picture session they had ever had done and I am going to count that as a win and high praise.

Sometimes I am amazed how much kids have grown and changed when I look at them through the viewfinder on my camera. While my girls don’t have any classes with her boys our school is small and so I see them frequently but there is something about narrowing my field of view and I suddenly notice how much of young man her oldest has become and how her youngest has lost that little boyish babyness.

You know those boys are full of shenanigans and keep mom and dad on their toes! They were cracking me up photobombing a few of the pictures I was taking.

As I said, I really enjoyed my time with this sweet family and while I hate that it took us so long to make it finally I happen I loved having them in front of my camera. Lockett, be sure to let Chris know that next time will be even better 😉