Janie & her Grandsons

August 20, 2015

 

This day was a long time coming.  I had promised Janie a photo shoot of her grandson's in December, 2014.  It took 8 months for our schedules plus Texas weather to come together. 

 

We had rescheduled several times due to rain.  And here we are again, the day started with a huge downpour.  Not again!  But we weren't scheduled to meet until 6:30 pm.  Luckily by then the rain had stopped.  But you know what that means in South Texas - steamy hot!  But as I've said before - we Texans are acclimated to the hot, steamy, humid weather.  I always assure my clients - I will photoshoot out the sweat on your forehead!!!

 

I'm not gonna lie - photoshoot with children always make me a bit nervous.  Will they cooperate?  Will they behave?  How long can we hold their attention?  I have been so fortunate in my career - I have had really good kids!  This was supposed to be a photoshoot of the boys only but I encourgaged Janie to be in the photos as well.  I have known Janie for almost 3 decades and I think she gets more beautiful with age.  And what a future treasure for her grandsons to look back at the photos of themselves with their grandmother!

 

Janie is a devoted grandmother.  From the day these children left the womb, she has been a daily constant in their lives.  She makes sure they are always supported, loved and encourgaged.  In return they bring her such joy.  

 

The boys were so good.  The older child - Elijah, just loved the camera.  He flashed his big, dimpled smile at me for every photo.  He followed all my instructions to a tee.  The little one - Evan?  Well, he did the best that a child can do.  He tried to follow my instructions, he really did.  But it's hard to be still when you're a little boy isn't it?   I find his fidgeting made for the cutest pictures.  My favorites are when I was taking pictures of only Janie and Elijah and he photobombed by sneaking behind his grandma and sticking his head out with a little smile!  Both of these boys were simply delightful.  After about an hour - I took a children survey - "do you want to do a few more or do you want to quit?"  Elijah said "Do more!!"  Evan - "Quit!"  Of course.  But I had my eye on one more location.  So I asked Evan for just a few more pictures.  He promptly agreed and cooperated with that big cheezy smile.

 

One of the best photo shoots yet. I left with a feeling of love and joy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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