One of my favorite things about this time of year are all the families I get to see for holiday pictures! I love that I get to see a lot of the same families year after year and see how much the kids have grown. Well this year I have a handful of families that I’m meeting for the first time, and I fell in love with the Thomas family right away. They have three girls under the age of 4, so I showed up to their session ready to play! The girls kept me laughing the entire time and I hope they become another family that I get to see each year!
First, there’s four year old Neena who fills her roll as the oldest sister with such love and patience:
Three year old Christi has the sweetest demeanor, so content just to be with everyone:
and one year old Jocelyn (aka Joey) is just bursting with personality :0) she’s gotta be able to keep up with her big sisters somehow! this one cracked me up too much not to share.. such an accurate portrait of the baby of the family dying to do what her big sisters can do ;0)goodness gracious these girls are photogenic! you can tell they are best buddies :0)secrets, secrets… i always try and squeeze in a couple portraits of just mom and dad, every couple needs some great pictures together! we picked a location where the girls could just run and enjoy themselves. we moved over into this big field and I asked Shibu and Anit to simply play with their girls, and all of these pictures are the result of that :0) You don’t always need to stage a picture to get great shots! I would have never gotten some of these real moments if I had tried to stage every second! sometimes you need a little hand up… aaand other times you need to hang on tight! ;0) LOVE this one :0) the girls were so happy just to run and play! and every now and then we try to get in a more traditional one like this: but even so, sometimes i end up liking ones like this even better ;0) this was definitely my favorite few moments of the session… Christi found this little dandelion and she was so excited to make her wish! soo she blew on it, and nothing happened. so she blew on it a little harder and closed her eyes a little tighter. it didn’t budge. so at first she laughed along with Anit and I as she huffed and puffed and tried with all her might to make something happen, then after a few minutes of this she finally turned her back to her mom and I, and yanked the dandelion apart with her hands! hey, you don’t mess around with wishes!! ;0) c’mon, this is some SERIOUS wishing going on right here… and what do you think she wished for that was so darn important? a barbie, of course! ;0) sweet Joey :0)I’ll end with another favorite: Thanks so much for sharing your girls with me for the evening! Hope to see you all again soon! :0)