Most of the moms whose families I photograph do the contact with me about when and where we'll do the session. They are almost always the ones who plan the clothes and have a general feel in mind for what they want. They are also the ones who get a wee bit nervous about how the kids will do, especially mothers with two-year-olds and with a bunch of boys. Hello! I have walked in those shoes. I've had lots of two-year-olds and yes, I have lots of boys :) . Wild as it can get, we always play around and get some good ones in the midst of the family craziness. After all, who ever heard of a group of brothers sitting primly on a bench with their hands folded in their laps? Not me...
Not their mother either...
Bunny ears...they've been around since the Mayflower.
Ronalee came armed with promises of lego, dinner out, and gummy fish bribes.
We definitely did a mix of types of shots and groupings, keeping in mind that the fun and quirkiness of the boys at this age is well worth being documented too.
This is my new thing I am trying to start things off with a little fun....a sibling held sideways. Good thing Ethan was there to hold up his brother's very smart head.
I love it when husbands know exactly what to say to get their wives to laugh instantly.
Then I took each of the boys for a few shots individually.
Ethan volunteered to go first.
Love Romin's laugh.
Alek. He's a pro.
Oh, Ethan, you didn't earn any gummy fish for this goofy face.
Alek makes himself quite at home.
Ronalee's FB status last night:
What is up with Jeff and DQ lately, about 30 min ago - he says to the boys, DQ closes in 15 min, don't even grab shoes - lets go! The all came back with blizzards and handed me one.
There's nothing like a super dad like that and these boys are crazy about him.
We all know who's boss now that he's in junior high.
You are an awesome family. It's an effort to get everyone together for pictures and it took a few gummy fish to get the job done, but it is so worth the effort. Thanks for a great afternoon!