There were little shoes on the front stoop – freshly thrown off and tossed aside. I rang the door and grinned as little children peeked through the windows, giggled and then quickly hid. Dad answered the door looking dapper. I stepped into this beautiful home and was greeted as warmly as if I was an old friend. This beautiful mother came hurrying down the stairs and hugged me. They were so excited and getting ready. "How are our outfits?" she asked and then invited me into their closets to look through his and her shirts. We talked it over, her cheeks flushed. They looked over at each other and laughed.
I told them while they finished I'd go ahead and start by getting to know the boys…they were outside by now, playing with wagons and trucks. I got my gear and went searching for boys. I found one of them. He was so so lovable. I mean, really.
Older brother was playing in the front. He was just as lovable in a more grown up and mature way, of course. And talk about handsome….!! With this age, they are beginning to be inhibited….feeling out new situations a bit more carefully. They also love to talk about anything gross (well, boys do anyway) or to do with spiderman, batman or ironman. Having two boys of my own, I am a legit source of knowledge regarding all things gross and superhero.
And then the light became magical and we had to get this:
And THEN when mom and dad were ready, we all came together. This is a very classic "pose" for me – placing individuals in a certain location and then letting something happen. Even if it's silly and fun:
Of course you also need to get a classic family shot:
And then, when you live in a fabulous neighborhood with huge trees and parks within walking distance, you must go there.
And then when kids start getting tired and it's time to wind down, you can get some sweet and dare I say lovable shots of sweet little boys.
And I couldn't resist their gorgeous, gorgeous, beautiful home as a backdrop. I love their American flag. And before you start asking yourself "where'd they get that carazy cool swirly thing above their door?" just know that that is a photoshopped smudged out address for privacy reasons… 😉
I have been anxious to blog this session ever since this day. I loved meeting them and becoming friends – their sweet little boys who acted just like boys should and ending the evening with hugs and "see you soons." My very favorite type of session is just like this. Meeting warm and endearing people and falling in love with their love for each other. Today I feel blessed.
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