Each Sunday morning, Matt heads to church with the older boys so they can serve as greeters at the first service. This leaves Kaden and I to spend our morning together and I value this time so much … both for my big guys and for me and my little guy. ♥
As I was getting him ready to go on a recent Sunday I couldn’t get over how mature and grown-up … let alone adorable …. he looked, so I asked if it would be okay if I took a few photos of him before we left. Sweetie-pie said sure so as we drove out of our driveway I stopped at this spot to just snap a few. However, when it comes to portraits, it takes him a second to warm up to showing me his true self through my lens. So we have to work through the progression of getting to that real-deal, happy-boy smile. Even though I was really after one portrait, I can’t help but love seeing these smiles ….
As much as I love the smiles, I actually asked for a non-smile one because he sort of melts my heart with this look …
The adorable smolder doesn’t last long though when he is watching Charlie chasing his tail right by my legs …
What pulls out the real-deal smile? I always say “Ahhh…. is THAT the smile you give for how much you LOVE your mama??” or “Let’s see the smile you give to Grammie when she comes to visit!” Sometimes, I even ask if they tooted. To which they always respond, NO! And then smile. And if all else fails, I at least have Charlie right by me acting like the goof-ball dog he is which is guaranteed to pop those smiles right out there on that sweet face.
And with those few captures, and then trying to get Charlie to stay home and not follow us the rest of the way down the driveway, we were late for church. So, I’ll quietly enjoy these photos of my littlest straight-hair, and promise to not stop for photos right before church again. 😀
Thank you for visiting! Photography friends, these were all taken with the 70-200 at about 200mm and at 2.8. ♥