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It’s been a little while since I’ve taken pictures of my kids. They are growing so fast and changing in ways that I don’t notice when I see them daily. I got them all dressed up and ready for some spring family pictures.
I know that I am absolutely biased but these kids are freaking adorable. I took these pictures and still gasped when I opened them up on my computer. They don’t always look at the camera but most of my client pictures of kids are the same way. It’s the age. But they were pretty well behaved while I snapped a way for a few minutes the other day.
I decided to order a few prints for our parents and grandparents and held off on posting these until they had a chance to be surprised with a fun treat in the mail. But I’m not a very patient person so it was hard to wait for the snail mail to make its way across the country. The wait was worth it though. I got some nice calls and notes about how fun it was to receive the surprise and I love sharing my babies with my loved ones.
We totally love our new backyard and all the fun spots we have. The previous owner left some garden things and this fun chair in the back. Plus all the ivy and moss, it is a bit swoon worthy if you ask me!
I had hoped to get more of a family picture but it didn’t work out as well this time so I just kept it to the kids. I’m a big advocate for getting in the picture with kids but sometimes it doesn’t always happen and that’s okay too. This time was about them and sharing them with family. Next time will be for all of us. Admittedly, that’s a lot harder with these kids now that they aren’t babies and there are two of them. It is easier when someone else is behind the camera and able to command their attention. They are still my favorite subjects to photograph.
How do you do with updating pictures of your kids / family? Do you stay on a rotation to keep up with them changing? Do you get yourself in the picture?
It was also a great time to update our double frame in our living room. This time, Staples messed up the order and printed it on quality photo paper so we got a $30-$40 item for the usual $3 that I spend updating this thing. I actually think I prefer the engineering print better. It has a softer and almost distressed look on that paper. The paper is really thin and is meant for line drawings like blue prints but I love using it with photos for this frame. When I first designed that frame, I thought I’d get sick of the chevron but I actually still love it. I’ve updated the couch pillows we had that matched the fabric and I think that helps to keep it from chevron overload but when the time comes that I am ready to move on, I plan to just paint the whole thing and paint right over the fabric. That $40 project has lasted me years and makes such a big impact in our living room.