Tuesday, April 23, 2013

This was fun

I really just wanted to take some pretty photos of the kids in a picturesque setting. I meant to do it last fall, but you know...never happened. Then the winter decided to stick around forever. Finally we got some welcome warm sunshine and found an evening without any prior obligations (!) so after dinner everyone got polished and combed and off we went. 
All winter I'd been wondering in my subconscious where would be the perfect beautiful setting. Then Julie posted about the commercial Claire shot and I was all, "Where is that?" We went just a little too early in the evening I think, a bit shy of golden hour, but I am satisfied. I have been so thoroughly enjoying learning how to use my camera this past year. I know I've got plenty still to figure out (and lenses to add!), but it's a nice hobby when I have time. 
So, listen, I'm going to go ahead and kind of go nuts with how many shots I'm putting up here, okay? Thank you in advance for your indulgence.

This here is one of my favorites. Look, I even made it the new blog header.

They took plenty of breaks to run around. Lots of cartwheels. Lots of laying in the grass.
Lots of complaining about itchy legs the next day.

In retrospect, Aftons' shirt is really too small for her.
And her pants kept sagging because they are a little too big.

If this were focused better I would really love it.

Love all the spontaneous wrestling that was going on. When we were done none of the kids wanted to go home.
Can I just say that the kids' relationships with one another might be the very best thing about being a parent?

This here is my other favorite. They were pretty much over posing by this point, but Scott made them laugh.
I love that.


Brittany said...

Your family is adorable and I hope my children have a strong relationship just like that!

Sharlene, Mom, Grammy said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! With a capital B E A U T I F U and L. You did a great job, Lori. Hard to pick a favorite! And having all your "subjects" be so good-looking probably helps a lot. Good job!

Sharlene, Mom, Grammy said...

OK, one more comment. I've never thought of Afton looking like Allie, but in the close-up of Afton she looks a lot like some pix of Allie when she was 3 or 4 years old. Hmmmm.

Laura said...

So pretty. Love your adorable family!

The Borden Family said...

Fantastic job!

Yo Mama said...

So lovely!

tiff said...

Nice job, Lori! I especially love your close up shots. Your kids are beautiful.

Natalie said...

i love it. where did you go? i especially love the one with the boys. and totally agree about their relationships with each other being the best part of parenting.

lisa said...

Great pictures Lori!

stacey said...

Great pics...beautiful family! Oh how I miss those mtn ranges and elevation changes.