So, the other day I surprised my very dear and beautiful friend Wendy with a photo session. I didn’t want to tell her or any of her 4 boys ahead of time. I wanted to capture them. Them, as they are everyday. Wendy as a mom of 4 boys. The boys dressed as they do on every other ordinary day. There is some kind of magic in an ordinary day captured with a surprise. Most people would be like, oh I need figure out what I want the kids to wear, and I need to figure out what I’m going to wear. Most people when they plan a photo session want all the outfits to coordinate. I’m all with that and for that, however, not for this session. I wanted to thank her for being such an inspiration to me, for her hosting our home school co-op science group every single month at her home, letting the kids all eat there, and us moms. The kids were loud, and wild at times, they got messy on more than one occasion. So messy that I had to make my oldest son take a shower there before I would let him in the car. LOL But boy, have they all had fun together and so have us moms!
This photo session, I wanted special. I wanted the boys to be excited about what we were doing once I told them. And they were SO excited! Wendy oozes with grace, calmness, fun, and love. Being a mom is not easy, let alone a homeschool mom to 4 boys. It’s chaos. A lot. I know because I have 3 kids too. It’s exhausting, and trying, but oh so rewarding. I wanted to create a memory for them. LOTS of them. This session was not about being matchy matchy and looking perfect with hair brushed and make-up on. No, that isn’t the way it is on an ordinary day in the life of a mom with 4 boys who are home all. day. long. everyday. It’s about experiencing life everyday to the fullest in whatever you have on; with big adventures through mud puddles, the woods with whatever the day brings even if it’s an adventure to the emergency room for staples in your head after running in the house with friends. Yes, that last part did happen one day!
Wendy, I love you and I hope you love these pictures and will treasure them for they capture what everyone was like on an ordinary day where we were “supposed to be doing an experiment” kind of day. It was a FUN day indeed!!
So, this photo session was such fun, even though their mom would probably disagree. Most parents get stressed out wanting their kids to sit and smile. However, little boys will be little boys. My thoughts are, brothers are awesome. Little boys are so carefree. And these little boys are very very cute. I pray that these boys will be best friends for life. They have such a zest, and curiosity for the simple things. It’s such a joy to watch them play with reckless abandon. They wrestle and tumble over each other like little puppies. And that’s exactly what little boys are like- puppies. The will pee where ever they shall pee, they will strut around in their “man-hood” or “boy-hood” ever so proudly, running, racing, tumbling, laughing and fighting with each other. They were so loving with each other at the same time in brief moments. I love observing them playing and talking with each other. We played with sticks, searched for bugs, picked up and observed a cricket, ran over the bridge many times and threw rocks and sticks into the creek. They played their hearts out; not wanting to look at boring lil me but that is fine. They were in the moment and playing so hard. They were being their true selves. I love the pictures that were captured because it captures who they are and what they are like at this age.
Life would be so grand if everyone could live life with such energy for happiness, trust, faith, and love of life in the moment, just like children do. If we had that energy for life and happiness, trust and faith in God can you imagine what our world would be like? Maybe Heaven. That must be why God says in Matthew 18:3 ”Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
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Here are the details! I’m not doing very many of these because they are very very special! So first one’s to respond get the spots! You don’t want to miss out on this!
$150- Thumb drive of all images from the mini. 3-5×7 images and “a take home” from the session.
Sunday May 4th and Monday May 5th from 5-7pm. Each session will be 30 minutes. There will be a surprise involved. Contact me ASAP if you would like to schedule a time slot: Sunday- 5pm- 5:30, 5:30-6:00, 6:00-6:30, 6:30-7.
So, I’m trying to do a special Mother’s Day mini’s day. Try and say that three times! This will be a morning or afternoon with 30 minute time slots. It will be a very special session with surprised involved. This can be for anyone who is a mom of any age. If you have a mom and would like to do this session with your mom come on! If you are a mommy and would like to do a special session with your little one or all your little one’s who gave you the name Mom, Mama, Momma, Mommy come on! If you are husband/dad and would like to set up a special session as a Mother’s Day gift, come on! These will be unlike any other session I’ve ever done. If I can pull it off, I will be doing a Father’s Day Mini session day as well. Here is a perk:
If you want to do the mother’s day special session, and you would also like to do the Father’s day session as well you will receive a free set of accordion wallet book albums one for the Mother’s Day session and one for the Father’s Day session. You will also receive a coupon code for 25% off the total of your print purchase.
Those aren’t the only things included in the session. I will have some special surprises at the session too! You will also get a thumb drive with all your images from the session along with the print release. These sessions are sure to be SUPER FUN, super special, and very memorable!
I’m so excited about Spring! Not so much about the pollen. I am offering a spring special until June 1st. Slots are almost all the way booked up for the weekends. I do have some weekday sessions available if you would like to partake in this most fun and fabulous special!