It's the last day of school. It was so weird to drive home from Costco today and see the hoards of kids walking home wearing backpacks chock full of all kinds of paraphernalia from the year and beaming with that glee that comes when you realize..."It's SUMMER!" The only damper on the day is that after being over 100 degrees all week it's now pouring rain and pretty cold today. Did the kids let that get in the way of the swim parties they had planned? No way. So as the boys swim out in the pouring rain, Lucy sleeps, and a bunch of the girls are toilet papering their friends' house (note: I know nothing about that), I figure I better get caught up on posting recent photo shoots.
Man I love getting to know these people and trying to think up new and creative ways to capture their moments. This was such a gorgeous family...six kids and one great in-law.
I made them do a few jumping shots (gotta love those):Then I got to take pictures of the family who actually owns "my studio." They are so great to let me use their beautiful home and disrupt their afternoons all the time. I knew they were photogenic before I even started taking pictures, but even then they wowed me with the way the camera takes to them.Then of course there are the twins. Oh boy I love taking pictures of these girls. Every few months I get to capture their development and I love it. They are such great babies, except one of them decided the photo shoot would be a great time to cry inconsolably. Poor girl. Can you guess which one it was? Luckily we kind of lucked out and caught her happy moments.
I snuck in one photo shoot while I was in Utah for my brother's wedding. I cannot believe how gorgeous it is up there (after it stopped snowing). Couldn't resist having thousands of flowers as the backdrop. This family has three-year-old TRIPLETS. Was it tough to get them all looking the right way at the right time? Yes. Were all three of us adults up for the challenge? Yes. These parents are so amazing and patient and loving with these kids. They've got their hands full and they handle it so well.
I love this one:I thought it was funny because half way through our photo shoot I looked at that Dad and thought, he has GOT to be related to one of our friends from college, he looked so much like him. Sure enough, he's his brother. It is such a small world. (I just met them through the blog...didn't know we had any connections.) Ok, gotta run supervise everyone getting drenched in the rain, and I'm sure anyone reading this has carpel tunnel in their fingers from trying to maneuver the mouse through all these pictures. More later.