Wow, you guys! Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my last post! It was pretty unanimous that A) I need to post more and B) a lot more people are interested in more than just client photos. I’ll do my best to spice things up around here. I have a fun idea for a contest and someone else mentioned they’d like to see a post on what kind of gear I use. I’ll get to that soon, but first, more photos of my kiddos and the story behind them.
I’m not sure if it’s a symptom of being the older sibling or if it just comes with the territory of being a 3 year-old, but Sophia has to be the center of attention. She’s constantly taking her sister’s toy away, asks me to put down the baby so I can pick her up and anytime I start taking pictures of Lucy, she magically appears.
I thought I was being sneaky one day when Lucy woke up fresh from a nap lookin’ all adorable and I decided to pull out my camera and snap a few photos of her while Sophia was happily playing downstairs. After what seemed like only a couple of minutes, out of nowhere, I hear the pitter patter of footsteps coming up the stairs. Oh no, I thought. I whipped around and told Sophia to stay back. She wouldn’t listen. Stay behind mommy Sophia. Behind Mommy! I pleaded. No dice. Getting desperate now, I say, I’ll let you watch a video on my phone. Let me just take a few more pictures of Lucy.
She wasn’t buying it. She ignores me and plops down right next to Lucy, taking away the spotlight away from Lucy once again. I’ll admit, I was kind of annoyed, but I took a few more frames just to appease her. (Will you look at that cheesy grin?)
But just as I was ready to give up, they both looked at me. And in that split second, I captured one of my favorite photos of them.
I smile every time I see this photo. Not just because of the sweet faces in front of me, but because some of my favorite photos that I’ve taken are ones that aren’t planned. If I had planned this moment, I certainly would have brushed Sophia’s hair and changed her shirt. (She had just woken up from a nap too and was still in her PJ’s) It also makes me laugh because I have fooled people into thinking I have the most well-behaved children who look at the camera and hold that expression until I take the picture. I really don’t have any magic tricks that work with my kids. Just a lucky mama who happened to press the shutter at the right time. Because a second later, this is what I got.