back when it was a tad warmer, i had the chance to meet and photograph the M family.
these kids are adorable. and stylish (as are mom and dad). and have plenty of energy.
don’t they look so sweet and innocent …
you’d never know that our session date had to be pushed back just a bit due to an incident involving a brother, a sister, and a stick to the forehead. ouch.
one of the many reasons that i love children (and envy them just a bit) – not only are they resilient, but they forgive quickly and move on. i loved seeing these three together.
see what i mean.
although i enjoy photographing siblings together and capturing their interaction, i do love photographing children separately. when its just them, one on one, they open up. sometimes, it takes a bit of warming up. other times, its an instant occurrence. each child is different. but, in one way, they are the same. they enjoy feeling special – having their own time. i think this is universal – even as adults, we like to feel special.
meet the m children:
big brother j -
he was quiet at first. a bit serious. but, as time passed, he grew more playful – a bit silly even. i loved talking with him. he is at that age where he thinks he wants to be the older brother – the adult amongst his siblings. but, he is still a child. he still wants to climb trees. he wants to run. and play. and have fun. luckily, he still has many years of childhood ahead of him. what i wouldn’t give to go back to just wanting to be an adult, rather than actually being one.
middle brother C -
so adorable. all girl. a lovely addition to this family of boys. she is spunky. and funny. she knows what she likes and what she wants. she can absolutely hold her own (and may even do better) against her brothers. when it was my time with her, i asked her how she liked having two brothers. she said something like “um. its fine. [brother x] hit me in the head with a stick.” i almost died laughing at how nonchalant she was about it. she thought it was pretty funny to.