Tuesday, February 26, 2008

i just had to.

I usually don't share pictures of my kids, but today... i just had to. As a photographer people tend to think I must have great pictures of my kids. The truth is... most photographers dont. Why you ask...? Well, they're so sick and tired of the camera in their face they do whatever to make it a more enjoyable experience for themselves, rather than think of the photographic possibilities. For example....



..... after entering the room and finding him like this (meaning undies on the head) I said, "WAIT! let me go get my camera!" At this point i can see the wheels turning now.... I can JUST SEE IT!

And my first mistake was to give him fair warning that I was coming, camera in tow! So yeah, he "strikes a pose!" And for all the photographers out there with girls... consider yourselves lucky... this is a typical "pose" for a young boy. Some may not understand it... but it's truly all the rage right now... it's on the verge of edgy. Just perfect for a three year old.

And now for example number 2.

He's a strapping young lad. Coming in a whopping 21 lbs., he can hold his own better than any other 1 yr. old. BUT. The moment he sees the camera, he comes lunging as fast as he can... causing distortion seeing as he is WAY too close to the lens. Although... I am a HUGE fan of those kinds of shots... just not when I want a sweet little picture of my own little hooligan!



And lastly... subject number 3.

He pretty much sums up why no photographer has a great picture of their own kid...

He's bold, he's fun, he's one of the fastest in the south... so for this guy i had to be quick! Once I finally got him down I used my foot to hold him down and shook it like a mad woman to make him laugh... did I get the smile? Yes. Did i get the picture? Yes. But then i opened it up on my computer only to find cheeto debris stuck in his teeth.


click on the picture to see the cheeto a little closer up!

Case in point.

Oh well... at least I'm getting my memories! And I TRUELY wouldn't want it any other way!!

14 comments:

Amanda said...

Your boys are so cute! I so can't wait till I am done being preggo (and I lose the weight...) so we can get you to do our picture!!!

JK's Mental Notes said...

Oh Toni! Priceless! The undies! LOL Very Mr. Bean! Subject #2... the matted down hair with wild eyebrow... SO my own son! Same age I think too and probably just as spunky! And Subject #3... Oh my gosh! That perfectly round little face! Cheeots and all, sooo stinkin' cute! LOVE IT!

Great job Toni.. as usual.

CHEERS!
Happy Tuesday!
J

Brit said...

What a better way to remember your kids, just the way they are. Cheeto crumbs and all!

Alex Perry said...

that picture of Jack is hilarious! He looks so much older than 3 in that picture!! Very cute Toni.

leigh said...

I love the one with the undies. I think I have them for each of my boys too.

Michelle Ellis said...

OMG!
The underpants photo made me choke on my drink!

I know what you mean about them cringing when the camera comes out.

Mine are the same way.(:

Chesney said...

Memories. THey are so photogenic. I think I spelled that right. The underwear look is all the rage this season I see! ha ha.

Kim L. said...

Hello there. Just found your blog, and loving it, you have serious talent!

And i can't agree with more about photographing your own kids, and I only have one 2-year-old, but the second she sees the camera, she's immediately grabbing the lens. :)

Cheers!

Sarah Lynn said...

My youngest is a year and a half. And no sooner than he sees the camera in my hands he gets a huge grin and says CHEESE. So no sneak shots for me, no matter how sneaky I try to be.

Ashley said...

toni i can't believe nate is so grown up!

Jennifer said...

HAHAHA, completely true, but we still love them, and every photograph we make of or children are still awesome, even with the undies on the head!:) Too cute!

Jinksee said...

Can I be laughing anymore harder over here?!?! I so agree with you. Photographers kids hate getting their photo taken. And my girl..same way. Love these and this post, even if there is undies and cheetos. :D

E said...

giggle giggle.. capt underpants.. teeheee.. love these glad to hear my kids are not the only ones who do this kind of stuff.

karen said...

I love those boys.