It was such a nice day here today! I went to a wedding shower this morning, and when we pulled into the hostess’ neighborhood, I saw a great field of weeds wildflowers. Our afternoon/evening was wide open, so I gussied the kids up and headed to the field to get some pictures.
Let me just say, for the record, that I really love taking pictures for other people. Really love it. But taking pictures of my own kids? Don’t love it so much. Love my kids…no doubt about that…but I find it so much harder to take pictures of them! I flat out offered Connor and Logan $1 each if they would just listen to me, cooperate, and have fun. We did have some moments of fun and got a handful of cute pictures. But we also had many moments like this.
I feel your pain, sister. I feel your pain.
When I got back home, I was feeling very frustrated and hungry (which is never a good combination.) I was so happy when I downloaded the pictures and saw several that brought a smile to my face. And while most of these won’t be enlarged or put in a frame, I love them. And that’s what photography is all about for me. It’s not about the perfectly posed picture. It’s about capturing my kid’s personalities in a still frame.
No children were hurt in the following picture. You go, Camryn. She holds her own, that’s for sure! And the bored look on Connor’s face cracks me up!
I love this next one. My kids are for real a crazy bunch of little people, and this just captures it perfectly.
Sweet brothers. Today was one of those days where they were the best of friends. I wish I could say that is normally the case,but not so much. But today was a good day. They played and played and played at home all day, and then they played and played and played in this field. It was great.
Is he a handsome kid or what? Love this picture of him.
So, while it wasn’t as fabulous a photo shoot as I had made it out to be in my head, I will still count it as a success. But it did confirm what I had been feeling for quite some time: it is so much easier to take pictures of other people’s children!