Thursday, December 25, 2008

My Boys

Every year for Christmas, I get the boys pictures taken and give them to the grandparents. It's expected. I once asked if I pictured them out. I received furious head shaking and was told NEVER! Ok, good. So, we usually go to Picture People or somewhere like that and I'm usually pretty happy.

This year, through my friend Katie , I met a photographer who also is joining our mom's group. She is Uh-Mazing! Let me explain just how hard she worked.

On the first day we went to the park with a very
non-cooperative baby. He saw stairs. He wanted to climb stairs. And. Nothing. Else. The air was cool and crisp and my 4 year old turned into a puppy and decided it was playtime instead. Still, she got some great shots.

The next day we went to Furman University. It is a beautiful campus and there are no stairs! The baby was cranky but not climbing the stairs. We had to have been there for over 2 hours getting shots of these two guys. She was so patient with them and it seemed like her camera was always going.

In the end, the results were breathtaking! We gave the parents matted 8x10s of the top shot. The best, best item is the cd. This was Jen's idea. She took all the shots and put them on a cd. "What a Wonderful World" by Louie Armstrong is playing. I watched it the first time with my mom and my friend Jennie. We got teary. Heck, I'm tearing up now thinking about it. It's beautiful, it really is.

So, if you are in the Greenville, SC area, her name is Jen Rogers and you should really check her out!


Carleen said...

Merry Christmas! May your day be filled with joy and lots of memory making moments.

rachelsigmak said...

Jen is amazing, and your boys are adorable... so you can not go wrong!

oriental banana said...

Wow - Those are really nice pics! Mele Kalikimaka :D

Nyblaque said...

your sons are amazing..they look so much like you...thank you for your have a beautiful blog.

Jan said...

These photos are absolutely WONDERFUL! And your boys are both SO adorable. I can just imagine how much their grandparents love the CD with their pics on it!

Thanks for sharing.

Julie Schuler said...

Your boys are adorable! See me if you ever want their portraits painted. I did one of my older boy, but haven't got around to doing the baby yet.

lady grey said...

your boys are so adorable :)