Archive for April, 2011

Tip when photographing kids: sometimes separating the kids will make things easier. I took one of my boys out while the other was in school for some pictures. At two, he’s not the easiest or most cooperative for pictures, but take away the energy that is two little boys feeding off one another and pictures become a whole lot easier. This day was just about Adam, for no reason at all, just because. Adam decided to bring Brownie, Ethan’s favorite stuffed animal, but shhh Ethan doesn’t know about this.

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Here are some fun pictures from little B’s 2nd birthday party. What is better than spending a morning hanging out with some two year olds, eating cake, and running around like crazy pushing strollers and shopping carts? Well I didn’t do the latter, but it was still fun.

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He knew exactly what to do and blew out the candles by himself.
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Sad faces when Mom says no seconds.
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Ahh milk hits the spot after some cake.San Diego Baby Photographer
Big sister takes a quite moment to read.
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Cake, friends, and fun…B thought his party was a slam dunk!
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These wonderful people are my inlaws. I can’t say how lucky I am to have to such awesome inlaws. They have us over for dinner, they take our boys for sleepovers, they let us live in their house for nearly a year when we first moved to San Diego AND they still talk to us, they go all out for the holidays (decorating for Christmas, sending valentines, etc), they send each boy a postcard whenever they go out of town, they are just great people. And the list really goes on and on. They even let our family of four plus dog, camp in their motorhome for years! If you have ever camped in a motorhome, you know they aren’t spacious enough for four adults, two kids, and two dogs (although once we had my husband’s brother with us too!). We had people sleeping on the couch, on the floor, in the kitchen, on the table, pretty much anywhere someone could fit. Then our “stuff” was scattered in the little remaining open space. It was truly a mess, but fun nonetheless.

They are really special and we are so lucky they enjoy taking such an active roll in our kids’ lives. Ethan and Adam love going to visit Grandma and Grandpa. These first four pictures really show their relationship with Grandma, so fun, full of laughs, love, and quite the handful. Happy Easter everyone!! I hope you have a great time with your family.

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Brownie the dog is my oldest son’s favorite stuffed animal. Brownie was a gift from my husband’s Aunt a few years ago. Back then he was played with, but around age two Brownie got his name with the help of Grandpa, and then he became essential at bedtime. Brownie is a master traveler, going camping with us, and spending the night at Grandma’s on occasion. Ethan wanted to do a session with Brownie, and I was happy to oblige. Anything that gets my kids in front of the camera I’m all for. And what a great way to document one of his favorite things. The blanket he is snuggling with has been a favorite since he was a baby. Coincidentally, my Aunt knitted “her” and gave that to Ethan before he was born. It is his absolute most favorite thing ever and has gone on every. single. trip. ever. However Brownie is gaining in popularity but GB, our nickname for “green blanket”, is his go to lovey when he needs some consoling. Adam also loves Brownie and wanted to have some pictures with him too. And of course I talked them both into some pictures alone.

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And here is an oldie but goodie snapshot of GB in her youth and Ethan at just a year old.
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Here is a another fun family session. I blogged a few of their images a while ago, but never got to share the rest of the fun session. Here are just a few of my favorites. As you can see there are lots of smiles and silliness, my favorite combo!


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