The older I get, the more I cherish pictures of my littles. But, also with Peter and I. I once heard that as difficult as it is to be IN the pictures with your kids, DO IT. Later in life, the kids will look at the pictures and say “why aren’t you in any of these Mom?!?!”
I know we will all still continue to get the posed, still family pictures. We need them – photo galleries, Christmas cards, frames for our shelves. BUT, if you are able to do a “lifestyle photography session” DO IT…don’t hesitate!! Granted, we knew my friend and photographer extraordinaire, Melissa was there photographing, but THIS IS US.
We centered the session around making pancakes. That is what Peter does with the girls specifically, on Sunday mornings. I try to stand back and allow those three their special time. Shay and I are usually doing something silly whether it’s playing with his cars or pushing trains on his “choo choo” table.
This little guy truly has my heart. He is the SWEETEST little guy EVER and he just LOVES his Mama!!!
I never imagined I would be so excited about planes, trains and tractors. We both get so excited to see a helicopter in the sky or a mail truck on the road.
And then there are these two little girls. They are all girl and adore pink just like their Mama!! And their personalities…so much fun!! Because who doesn’t play air guitar with their whisk?!?!
Matti Jane is so into cooking and baking and Peter lets her get her hands wet.
These three have the best relationship. The girls give Shay anything and everything he wants (can’t imagine where they learned that from ;-))
They truly laugh hysterically with one another and love having their playmates all the time. Let’s not kid ourselves, I could tell you about some hair pulling and temper tantrums…but in general, they LOVE each other!
Matti Jane is so into reading these days and Chandler loves watching and learning. Pretty much everything Matti Jane is doing, Chandler is doing it just a few short weeks later.
And then Chandler tries to teach Shay (is there a melting heart emoji?!?!)
Those toes and little feet!!!
My family…I won the lottery times a million
The session ended with “tubby time” and wet hair just like our days end. Thank you Melissa for giving us these amazing memories we will cherish forever. This is us…hair back, lazy day clothes and love seeping out of every single pore!!
Melissa also photographed our Christmas family pictures last October. Her patience with the kids is incredible. There may have been some candy bribery involved, but hey, it worked!! She also let us (or me…hahaha) run with our “vision” but also gave ideas and pointers and truly completely our/my “vision”.