Whenever I think back on my favorite photos from my own childhood, images of me with my parents always pop into my mind. I loved those photos when I was little, but even more now that I can see the resemblance between me and my mom when she was younger, and between my boys and me when I was younger. Thinking of those images gives me the sense that things are coming full circle. And that’s a pretty cool feeling.
I know most of us don’t like to be in front of the camera … I certainly don’t. I don’t know how to pose myself in flattering ways, and when I look at the images I see the wrinkles by my eyes and how my nose still hasn’t shrunk and neither has my chin. Other parts have, but then other parts are getting bigger much to my frustration!
But then I think back, again, to those images of myself with my mom or dad from decades ago, and I know I don’t pick apart those photos. So I know my boys won’t either. In those images, I just see my parents loving me all those years ago, and I really, really hope that that is what my little nuggets see when they look at these decades from now.
A big thank you to Gage and Cooper for taking these images. 🙂 I had planned on getting one of all three of us together, using my tripod, but Charlie was going crazier than normal (running around like he was a finalist in an agility-dog competition) and I knew he’d knock it over. Next time!
And one of just me, because Gage worked so hard to get it “just right”. 😉
Please don’t forget to take photos with your babies! They may not always remember exactly what you looked like at this age, and eventually you may not so willingly cooperate! You’ll be happy you did, but years from now, they will be even MORE HAPPY that you did!
Photographer friends .. these were taken with the 85 1.4. It is a pretty portrait lens and not overly heavy for my boys to handle when they are taking the photos. When I hand it over, I’ve already figured out where everyone is going to stand, I set the exposure (keep the SS nice and high … they can’t hold the camera as steady as you!), put the focal point about where I want it, and tell them to put it on my eye when they focus. 🙂 A lot end up blurry or ‘off’ but we only need a few keepers after all! xoxo