They are going to be fabulous adults. They really are. At least that’s what I tell myself over and over when I am in the throws of yet another battle over something seemingly insignificant for which they are fighting tooth and nail. My husband and I are blessed with three strong, smart, feisty, and fiercely independent girls. Unfortunately, those qualities married with a completely unique and creative sense of style pose a constant challenge for our family’s portraiture, as clothing and hair play huge roles for good or bad in any portrait. I’ve come to decide that being the mom of four kids is all about choices. I can fight the clothing battle for an hour every day and have children who don’t look like homeless ragamuffins or I can have four children. We all know which choice I’ve made. The clothes they wear are always clean when they put them on, and that is a quite a feat in and of itself. Sadly, there’s rarely a random moment when I can just grab my camera and snag a portrait. A fun family snapshot, yes. A nice portrait (even a casual lifestyle one), no.
So when all three girls got haircuts on Friday, I told them in the car on the way home that the second we arrived, they were to put their shoes away, run upstairs and hop on Julia’s bed, and not touch their hair. At all. I wanted to snag a couple of shots before everything came undone. I was given 4 minutes, 5 tops. They make me smile:).
Oh, she cracks me up:
Such the little poser:
This one is always a challenge–always on the go:
And just a couple quick ones from the day her teeth fell out–she wasn’t excited or anything;).
Being the mom of four also means I haven’t the time, energy, or patience for a personal blog as well as a business one. Thanks for indulging me as I try to keep our families (most of whom live thousands of miles away) abreast of our family adventures:).
I should have a maternity session and a newborn session up later this week and maybe Jack’s 7 month portraits, so check back!