It has been far too long since I have sat down at my computer and blogged, which is definitely not due to a shortage of gorgeous sessions, but simply due to an extreme shortage of time!
Today I would like to share with you a little of our family. In all the craziness it is. Many of you may not know this, but my husband just recently got out of the Army and we have re-located back home to Texas. We also completely renovated our home. And when I say completely renovated, I mean COMPLETELY! Like the stuff you see on Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop. Our house was crazy for about a month. We didn’t have a floor, there was tile in every room of the home, and have you ever lived without a fridge for more than week? Cuz now I have LOL! It was non-sense, but now that we are done and I am finally hanging up our portraits on our walls, it finally feels like home.
But, back to the story. This past weekend we had my husband’s sons half-brother over (try saying that 3 times fast!) and all the kiddos were having a blast outside during a thunderstorm. They were outside dancing, playing, running and just being normal kids. Now, it did take our daughter a couple of minutes to grasp the thunder, as since being in Washington for the past 2 years and they do not have thunder just lots and lots of rain, she wasn’t used to the loud booms that came along with it. Once she was settled, she was having just as much fun as the boys.
And of course, once I saw the fun they were having, I had to grab my camera! These are what I love capturing most when I pick up my camera. True, real, and un-posed moments. You know the ones that you look back on and remember doing, and wish you had a hard copy of. These are the ones I live for! I just loved getting all these great smiles, laughs and just plain silliness on film. I mean, some of these poses they were doing were just down right silly!
Of course they were all super sad when the rain stopped after only 15 minutes, but that didn’t stop the fun! They then got a bike (and for some reason only grabbed our daughter’s hot pink neon one!) and a scooter and continued the fun up and down the street. There was even a 5 minute game of kick the can!
All-in-all I love and cherish our mixed up lil family and wouldn’t trade it for the world. These are the moments I will look back on when I get these printed and hang on our wall in our living room, and they will probably be more embarrassed that some of these are there (cue embarrassing photo of one of our sons!). But, either way, lifestyle photography truly fuels my soul and makes me utterly happy. And it makes life so much easier since I usually always carry my camera bag with us whenever I think I may have something I want to capture. Because let’s face it, phone pictures are great for social media sharing, but nothing looks better on your wall or in gifts than photos taken with a camera! (And hiring a pro doesn’t hurt either!)
What is something that you did over the weekend that helped make your weekend even better than the last?