We had another great year for the TriangleMommies’ Portrait Party! It was a fun morning for me (and for y’all, as well, I’m hoping…) and I wanted to share a few of my favorite moments.
Continuing to look back at some favorites from the past year…
Yes, your eyes aren’t deceiving you, you’ve already met these two brand new sisters in previous blog posts. But I’m posting more from their session because A) I’m madly in love with these two, and B) I’d like to take a moment to celebrate the newest sisters I know. Big Sister R and Baby Sister A are very very new to this whole sister gig, but I think they’re already on the right track for a life-long friendship.
Big sister is loving, sweet, and mostly interested in helping with her baby sister, while baby sister is patient, easygoing, and really quite remarkably tolerant of the inadvertant pokes and prods from big sister. I look forward to seeing these sisters grow together!
A few days ago, I posted some images of little Mr. E (perhaps better known as the one with the big blue eyes), and at that time I promised more photos from our get-together. And here is where I deliver on that promise. Mr. E. comes by his sweetness and sunny disposition the old-fashioned way: his parents. They rate pretty high on that sweet scale, too, with their hugs and laughter aplenty.
And in a what-a-small-world-we-live-in moment, it turns out that E’s mama attended the very same elementary school that my boys are now going to for Kindergarten. Isn’t that fun?
I loved getting to see this sweet family again recently…I last visited with them just about a year ago, but you know how much a little boy can grow in one short year! As promised, my little friend E is completely grown up now, but just as adorable as he was a year ago.
Don’t worry, he wasn’t wandering around all by his lonesome…I’ll have more to share from his family session in the coming days!
I have so very much to catch up on it is not even funny, and even though I just looked at the calendar and realized that December is mere days from now, I refuse to let myself become overwhelmed and end up accomplishing nothing. So let’s do a little catching-up here, shall we?
Can we talk about Mr. A for a moment? Let’s do, because this kid is Awesome with a capital A. He’s funny, super-smart, quick with a smile, sweet as anything, and endlessly curious about his world.
And he’s also my favorite age: 5. Although to be completely honest with you, my favorite age is pretty much whatever age a wonderful kid is who is in my presence at the moment. But especially so with Mr. Awesome A.
For several years now, TriangleMommies has been hosting a wonderful event for members and their families: Trunk or Treat. It’s a great opportunity for the younger children to get dressed up and go trick-or-treating, but in a safe and fun environment…and during daytime hours. With Trunk or Treat, instead of going door-to-door, the kids go from car trunk-to-trunk. Members of TriangleMommies decorated their car trunks and handed out candy, and everyone enjoyed music, cakewalks, and ice cream. And I was there, armed with my camera, tripod, and a few bales of hay, so that families could have photos that included Mom (instead of having her be the one to take the photos, as happens in most households these days, it seems).
Friends from TriangleMommies: don’t forget to check the Mommy Forum for links and password to this year’s photo gallery, where you can download your family’s Trunk or Treat photo for free! That is no trick, either. Happy Halloween!
When you live within a few hours’ drive of the beach, doesn’t it seem almost like you are obligated by law to go on a daytrip to the beach every once in a while? That’s what I was thinking, too. So that’s just what I did with a bunch of photographer friends: we hit the beach on a lovely October afternoon with our cameras all charged up and ready to go. We had such luck, too…all of these happy smiley families that we know happened to be there at the same time! An amazing coincidence, to be sure.
Many thanks to our lovely models and the weather for cooperating.
Recently, I had a little getaway weekend. I’d call it a Girls’ Weekend since I stayed with my dear college roommate and visited with lots of friends, but it also happened to be my dear college roommate’s wedding weekend so I guess I can’t actually say it was just a girls thing. At any rate, we had a lovely, fantastic, happiness-filled, wonderful time helping Erin and Sam celebrate their wedding and I–to absolutely no one’s surprise–happened to bring my camera along.
Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs! But, Sam, I’m not sure you’ll be included in the next Girls’ Weekend.