One of my college roommates asked me to take some pictures of her family. Probably for use in the Christmas card or family gifts, etc. We spent a few hours at the Chicago Botanic Gardens trying to get a decent family shot this past Sunday. I don't know that we actually succeeded. We were also looking to get a picture of the one-year-old showing off his walking skills.
I'm going through the 300 or so pictures and have a few favorites. I don't know that they'll make anyone's wall but my own so I'm perfectly happy to share them here.
It was very hard to get pictures of the family where she wasn't trying to touch or hug or kiss his little hands. She loves him a lot.
This just makes me laugh at the amount of pout going on in her little face. I have about 10 shots of this scene and in each picture she gets progressively less grumpy until she is actually laughing in the last few. But I like the pouty best.
When I saw this shot in the viewfinder I knew I was going to love it. It's technically pretty poor. Only the shirt is in focus, not an ear or side of the head. But the sweetness of their relationship right now is pretty evident with their heads snuggled together.
This picture just reminds me of a fairy tale. As if Alice is running pellmell after the white rabbit.He's a serious boy. The slant is a little ridiculous but I kind of love it. I think I would edit this a bit more. Maybe see what it would look like in black and white. But the focus is super crisp and I love the lighting.
Again, technically, not the best photo ever. But I love the spinny-ness of it. She's very good at spinning. And it just tells me who she is right now: three and full of energy and contrary-ness and pretty girly.
This is actually a good picture of the little guy and I have a bazillion from this point in time. What I love about this picture is the bit of mom showing. The smile in her eyes and mouth is really sweet.
Have a happy weekend everyone!