Archive for ‘children’

February 9, 2012

crap(py) shoot

You know when you take pictures. And they suck. And you banish them to the dark corners of your computer and vow to never let them see the light of day?

Maybe I should have done that with these. But for once in my life behind a camera I have come to appreciate a series of crappy, out of focus pictures that I just want to carry in my back pocket and take everywhere.

I would like you to meet Vinny. He’s one of my unofficial nephews. And I adore him. He loves me (primarily for usage of my iPhone) and misses me when I leave. I love him (primarily for his curls) and I miss him when I leave.

He also avoids the camera like the plague.

While visiting last weekend, he came to my room to entertain me while I got ready for the day. He gave me 12.8 seconds to snap as many blurry photos as possible before he decided being a cute model isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be.

and the blurriest (and my most favorite of all)…

thank you curly headed boy for reminding me that pictures don’t need to be in focus to be perfect! (and also for reminding me why I despise child photography :D!)

December 7, 2009

Toddler Squared

While up in NH recently I had an opportunity to do a super quick photo shoot with my best friend's girls. Toddlers. Two of them. I'm not going to lie. I was worried. Then our plans were thrown to the wind, the weather gave me a big middle finger and the sun went out for a pack of cigarettes and never came back.

At first, I didn't think I was going to get a chance to even attempt to get a shot, but I knew I would feel terrible if I didn't at least try.

So I tried.

And only got this of one sweetie pie before she decided she wanted her mommy WAY more than she wanted to be with me and my camera….


Yup, she was not having it 🙂

Her sister, on the other hand, was allll about the cheese! She was hilarious with her smiles. And all it took was a bride promise of some playtime after the modeling session.


And I have to end this post with a huge shout-out to stay at home moms. Seriously ladies? Seriously?! I am not sure how you do it. How you make it through the day. But you do it. And it floors me. You are my hero!

December 2, 2009

Better Than Cheddar

This, my dear friends, is why we do not teach our children to "say cheese"…


Have you ever seen a more hilariously cute face? I thought not!

Stayed tuned for un-cheesed photos of this cutie pie 🙂