With Tyler out of town this week I am left to my own devices. With that in mind I got to decide what would be our “topic” for Teaser Tuesday. I am a bit biased about this family since we got the pleasure of meeting Paige, her Mom and brother last year. Paige and our son, Alex, were in kindergarten together last year and we were lucky enough to have her Mom, Christy, approached Tyler about shooting a normal day session this summer. She not only needs new photos of her 2 favorite people, but she also appreciates how lovely it is to have a normal day session. Seeing her kids as they are in this point in their lives. Sweet, caring, messy, loud..did I mention sweet? These wonderfully characteristics can stress us out and make us smile all at the same time.
What I love about this image so much featuring Christy and Indy is simple. This is probably the only time all day when they got a second to slow down, appreciate each other and just be still. Bedtimes are my favorite time of day becuase of just that. Kids are moving all day long and nowadays whenever I can capture a moment of sweet peace with either of my kids I just covet it. That is what makes me love this so much. Indy is such an active boy and in this moment Christy got to just take it all in before he was off to sweet dreamland.
Many thanks to Christy, Paige and Indy. Tyler had a great time hanging with you guys on a hot summer afternoon. Cannot … Read the rest
We talk and talk about letting us be your family historians, and we realize that we do not do that enough for ourselves. We are always so “spent” after the work week that when we get some down time we tend to leave the camera alone. If anything this should be the one time that we have it the most. I am excited that Tyler did this. Capturing the cousins on our latest trip to Chicago make up some of my favorite images in a very long time.
I do not realize how much I miss my family until I am with them again. I got to spend time with my parents which I always love, but this trip a lot more of it was spent with my brother and his family. Mark and I get together - and it is like we we are 11 and 13 again. He plays pranks, I still fall for them…it never gets old. Except now all the kids laugh right along with us. Watching his kids and mine be together and love each other the way that they do makes my heart swell. Although they do not see each other that often their close ages makes them built in best friends the minute they get together again. It really does not get much better than family. Now I just have to convince them to move to KC and life will be perfect! Enjoy a few of my favorites from what Tyler shot that wonderful weekend.
Boys and their water guns. Never gets old. Joey is getting into the act with Zach.
Disney really is the most magical place on earth. Here is the place that my kids still believe, where they were in awe of all the things that they saw and where not one fight or melt down took place. We took a short trip in the middle of wedding season to decompress and enjoy our kids, along with my parents. It was more wonderful than I could have imagined. I loved seeing Tyler be a kid himself and enjoy the kids without the hint of work creeping in. I loved the hugs I got from Alex and Zach after they did something they have never tried before. I loved seeing my parents spend time with their grand kids just playing for hours on end. Enjoy just a few images that jumped out at me while editing through the thousands yet to go….
‘Da Bears? Chiefs who?
We only root for one team in our house…the Blue Dolphins! Alex has started his first season of YMCA football. Far be it from us to not document it! Below we have some fun images from the first football practice and first game. There is more show and less “go” but he has so much fun (make sure to check out “mean face” during the game.
A little warm up before we start.
An impromptu get together turned out to be the best night. The Spears family came over to our house and we enjoyed a little food, a little fun and a lot of Mark’s famous margaritas. Here is Alex rockin’ the pinata! Below Zach posing in the sombrero.