I got to see some old friends for this session! It was fun wandering around downtown and catching up. Well, except the dodging of broken glass and scary chicken wire. Everything else was fun. I'm just going to go ahead and start this sneak peek with my favorite picture. I realize it might not be the portrait that ends up on the mantle, but it's so.... BOY. I said "give your brother some love," and this is what happened. I predict the same behavior when they're teenagers.... sans monkey.
Remember this guy? Well, look at him now, just a week before his first-ever birthday! Something tells me he won't have this toothless smile for very much longer. Happy Birthday, handsome boy!
With toddlers at home, it's fun to have a few minutes away to join in the excitment of a new life getting ready to enter the world. I so remember the anticipation of wondering who that little person is going to be. For this session, we started in the perfectly-boyish nursery, where Dad is putting the finishing touches on model airplanes for the little guy. It won't be much longer!
And can she rock a pregnant belly, or what?
April 10, 2011 / (0) Comments / Posted in
This was my first "senior" of the season... a college senior, soon to be graduating with her degree in Physical Therapy.
I don't get to work with families with older kids very often, but when I do, it's always fun. I look at the mom and listen to her stories, and I imagine myself in her shoes in just the blink of an eye. Well, I hope to be in their shoes, anyway, because the kids she's raised are so calm and collected, successful, respectful, fun, and close-knit, and it was a pleasure to get to work with all of them on this day. And, thankfully, the rain held off...
I'm the girl who gets a little teary-eyed when my husband has to go out of town for a week. Just the other day, I got frustrated that he wasn't finished with his work day and able to join us for our evening activities at the usual time.
Then, there are people like Maggie. I didn't get to know her, because it was insanely cold and windy on this day (for the little guy, especially), and we spent a maximum of 20 minutes outside of our cars. But I stand humbled when I think of what she, and all military wives, accomplish each day.
Sometimes, they spend months or a year or more away from their loved one and the father of their young children. What it must be like inside their home in the days before a deployment doesn't even fit inside my tiny brain. Sometimes, they birth children on their own. Sometimes, they must pack and move, make a new home, new friends, and a new life in, yet, another new and strange place. Sometimes, they do that on their own, too. And *all* the time, they do it with grace and strength that are out-of-this-world.
I hope their man gets to come home to his beautiful family very soon. And I hope they know how much we appreciate their sacrifices.
God Bless our troops.