This was in my pile of blog posts that never got published. My boys have already grown...Time flies...
My boys get sick of my camera. It's like this horrible "thing" that I drag out and hold in front of them.
They run and yell,
Don't take Pik- tooos!"
(They say that as I am going out the door to take your photos too. No worries.. they do have fun while I'm gone.)
I will admit... I don't grab my "big guns" as often as I should. It requires a lot of work. I have to be sure I don't delete my client's images so I save and re-save them a couple billion times and then I shoot mine. I am paranoid.
It's like the cobbler's son....Who has no shoes...
And I've had a water leak in an outdoor faucet for over a year (and my hubby fixes water leaks..hmmm)
SO, I took TIME. You don't have time.. You MAKE time. It's a hard thing to remember.
I'm not saying I don't take quite a few pics.. I do...but it's probably less than people think.
It's a serious job. But well worth the effort.
Here's a little visual of my boys taking photos. This is what happens. I embrace the crazy once I lose them. That's how we roll. Kid's don't take well to mean-ness during this kind of thing. If you're mean.. you will never get the shot you want. And you may not get it anyway.. but you get something better... THEM... being THEM.
Appreciating my little buddies today by giving them a much deserved timeless gift-- Photos of themselves at this beautiful stage in life for their future... and memories for their momma.
The first five minutes I can maybe get a few quiet, happy shots... then it's all out nutso...Here's what I do:
I just chase them around...give them a few directions ...and yell at them to run away from bumble bees (there really were a few chasing us)...Then I yell "quit fighting!!"..I say "these are HAPPY MOMENTS!!! YOU guys!!!" I try to explain that we are just playing...yada yada.. they do what they want... I find moments in what is played out before me...
And.. these are my jewels :) Ahhhh.
M & M bribery... then I lost them... We got a great butt shot.
Then they each disappeared slowly...They mentally checked out... So, they went to get more candy...and we headed outside. See, he's looking outside.. yearning for the outdoors...
Then we played outside... The umbrella was a mower. We were mowing hay. duh.. haha
Then we washed off chiggers and had ice-cream... (We took some images in a field.. that didn't work. Everyone was mad and itchy.)
But it was still a fun moment and one we will remember for all of time. Another modern day memory made for the wall...
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Welcome to my little corner of the universe. I photograph babies, children families and seniors. I am a Chillicothe, Carrolton, Marshall Missouri area photographer. Clients drive from Iowa and Illinois and Kansas for a shoot. My specialty is creating a modern day memory wall in your busy world. Let's see if I can help you. I work with awesome people. I occasionally post information here. I write about family life, photography, and anything nutty that crosses my mind. I would love to be very good at this, but, life happens and I don't write as much as I should. So, if you find some new and interesting stuff to read here.. That's GREAT! Come on in and stay a while..grab a cup of coffee and hang out. And please.. call me with any questions you may have. 660.542.4037