Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Capturing sweet moments

A large portion of my readership is moms. So, if you're a mom, you can probably relate to the fact that 90 % of the pictures you have of your child do not include you. You're usually the one behind the lens.

I've got some very, very special photos of Kaylee and I that we had professionally done when Kaylee was a month old, and they are some of the best photos I have of the two of us. As she's grown, I've just wished I had more pictures of just Kaylee and I that would really capture our bond.

Now, I've got that.

This past week we had the chance to meet up with a dear friend of mine who also happens to be an absolutely phenomenal photographer. If you've been with me for a while, you may remember me writing about Jen.

Kaylee was rather fussy through the majority of our photo shoot, and I was so bummed because I didn't think there'd be many pictures of her smiling and being herself. Poor thing was just a major cranky butt.

I remember Jen saying, "Sera? Is this stressing you out?" And I told her how I was worried we might not get many good pictures of Kaylee. (I later went on to suggest to Jen that she start carrying Xanax in her camera bag to hand out to the moms during her photo shoots - I assured her that we wouldn't mind paying a wee bit extra for these black market drugs...)

She assured me we'd get plenty of good ones, and boy, oh, boy, was she ever right.

Right before she snapped this one, Kaylee was crying and carrying on and throwing a big huge fit. For a couple moments in time, she quieted down while I tried to put an end to her shenanigans. This is just such a tender moment, and I think this may very well be my favorite picture from the whole session. And, does she not have some mad photo editing skills or what?!?!

This is another one I'm just totally loving. I can practically hear Kaylee's quiet little giggles that accompany this sweet smile.

Head over to http://www.fausetphotography.blogspot.com to check out some more of our little family, and be sure to leave a comment for Jen telling her how freakin' AWESOME she is. :) If we get 25 comments we get a free photo from her. Woo hoo!

This post is a part of Wordful Wedensdays at Angie's 7 Clown Circus.


Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

What beautiful photos!

Alicia said...

Those are very nice!!!!!!!!!! What a treasure!

Happy WW!

Buckeroomama said...

Those photos are very, very beautiful! :)

Threeundertwo said...

Gorgeous. Black and white photos are so striking. Love the "real" moment of the first one too.

silverhartgirl said...

I love the first photo. I dont have too many pics with my kids and i , just them

blueviolet said...

Those are amazing, Sera. Your wallet is going to be empty if that's just a sampling of what was taken. Wow!

Dee said...

great pictures!

Octamom said...

Just beautiful! What a treasure!


Kiki (G.G.) said...

great pictures. i especially love the first pic. have a wonderful day and take care.

Elizabeth said...

Love them!!!

"FINE"al thoughts... said...

What a great idea. And yes, she is a freakin' awesome photographer/editor but it helps that she had good models to begin with! :)

Marina said...

Coming over from SITS and ya so true...Mommies hardly have pics with their lil ones. I love the pics youve got so far...and here's hoping you reach # 25 soon!

Come bunny hop over to my blog...got 4 giveaways running and would love for you to enter them :>


Jenners said...

AMAZING! I left 2 comments over there! I hope I'm not too late. You are like 100x cuter, Kaylee is 100x cuter and Dennis is 100x cuter. She did you guys proud. And that one of you and Kaylee is priceless. Gorgeous gorgeous shot! Love it! Her stuff is amazing. How lovely for you to be friends with such a talent!

Mama Mel said...

Hi from SITS! These are such sweet photos! I know what you mean about being behind the lens all the time... My husband recently took some great pics of my son and I at the beach in NC, and they are my current treasures right now! :) Thanx for sharing!

Mommynightowl said...

I totally know what you mean. All our photos are 80% percent of just my daughter, 15% of my husband in there too and 5% of me in there also, and if I'm in it too its because I did that holding it out to take a photo of yourself.

I will def go and find you to leave a comment on the rest of the photos