My Monkeys

A real photoshoot of my own kids!  Who would’ve thunk-ed!

I did this after a couple years of talking with my clients when I photograph their kids!  So often do clients ask if I have a ton of photos of my own kids, and I realize and embarrassingly admit that I don’t.  The busier I am with my business, the more I don’t pick up my camera when I’m at home.  I don’t mean it to sound like I don’t want to remember their milestones and such, but I’ve been doing that with my Flip video camera mostly.  I do pick up a camera now and then, but really just to snap photos around around the house.  Nothing frame-worthy.

So last weekend, between shooting a family and a winery, I brought my kids to a park and took photos of them!  Yay!

Here’s a funny shoot prep blunder to share:  I dressed Ian in preppy Janie and Jack clothes instead of his usual hand-me-downs and Old Navy attire.  He loves hats, so I got him a cute newsboy cap.  He looked so charming and handsome, except he didn’t have cute sandals to match!  So he wore his Teva-like sandals.  *sigh*

Ok, so check out some of my faves from this photoshoot, but pretend his sandals are cute brown leather ones!  🙂

My Monkeys:  4-Year Old Melia and almost 2-Year Old Ian


This photoshoot confirmed what I already knew:  my own kids are the hardest subjects to photograph!  It was my most challenging photoshoot to date!

Anyone have a favorite?  I like the one of Melia holding up flowers in front of her face (that is SO her!) and the BxW profile shot of Ian (mainly the composition of the shot I find interesting).

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