This wonderful family contacted me to take some portraits of them while they visited Niagara-on-the-Lake for vacation. They were traveling from Arizona and New Jersey and wanted something to not only remember this vacation by, but also to gift to their (grand)parents, who were celebrating a 50th anniversary! They were so much fun to be with- casual, relaxed and ready to do anything to get those boys to smile! I think we had a record short session and I love the results! We shot at the stunning Niagara Botanical Gardens– I could shoot there every day and not run out of new spots!
This was ordered as a 16×20 storyboard and I just love it! It perfectly shows the connection between these brothers!
On the night you were born,
The moon smiled with such wonder
That the stars peeked in to see you
And the night wind whispered,
“Life will never be the same.”
Because there had never been anyone like you… ever in the world.
Not once had there been such eyes,
Such a nose,
Such silly, wiggly, wonderful toes.
For never before in story or rhyme
(not even once upon a time)
Has the world ever known a you, my friend,
And it never will, not ever again.
– Nancy Tillman
My baby. My sweet, snuggly, adorable baby. I can’t believe that you are a one year old already. Some days I still hold you in my arms and it feels like you were just born. I love your big blue eyes, and how you can smile at the drop of a hat. I love your fuzzy head and those dimply elbows and hands. Your tanned skin. The way you cuddle on me before I put you to bed. Your massive crocodile tears.
At one , you are learning to climb the stairs. I first found you on the fourth step, standing, as excited as can be. Time to get that baby gate up!
You are covered in bumps and bruises because you think you are invincible and you really want to get around and do things like your big sisters.
You are learning how to defend yourself against your sisters- pulling their hair works pretty well.
You are finding your voice- we are finally hearing you talk and make some noise, which, oddly enough, we are very excited about!
You learned how to wave and say ‘duh-dye’ (bye bye)- it’s the cutest thing in the world.
You greet people you are excited to see with the Heil Hitler and a very intense little face.
You finally have some tufts of (super blonde) hair- yay! Maybe one day we’ll be able to do that surfer hairstyle I’ve always loved.
You have the most adorable teeth in the world. I don’t know what it is, but I stare at them and wonder how they made a cute face even cuter!
‘Because there has never been anyone like you… ever in the world.’
We are so thankful to our Heavenly Father for this past year of happiness and health and we pray He may continue to bless you, little love.
I love you so much little boy, we all do. Happy First Birthday!
Can you BELIEVE that I got that shot of him with the one finger up? Seriously. I <3 it!
On Sunday you turned three years old. My baby.
Three is going to be an adventure, I can tell. After being the most angelic baby for your first year, you found your voice and you developed your personality quite quickly. Two was…to put it nicely…interesting.
You are feisty, spirited, sweet, independent.
You love your ‘widdle brudder’, your ‘boy’ and torture him with your love, hugs, and kisses.
You adore your older sister, and can’t be anywhere without missing her.
You love your blankie.
You are fickle with your love. One day you’ll love something/someone SO much, and the next day you will tell them you don’t love them at all. But never blankie, blankie is the only one who lasts through your ups and downs. Anytime your feelings are hurt, or you’ve gotten an owie, blankie is your best friend.
You still love to cuddle, which Daddy and I love.
You adore anything princess, but always have scrapes on your knees and bumps and bruises. I think maybe if you didn’t have such a girlie sister and Mumma, you could have been a tomboy.
You love ballet and I can’t wait to see you this year at your first recital!
You are amazing at playing on your own. Hours upon hours can go by and you are in your own little world, setting tables for babies, dressing up, reading books. This past year I stopped putting you down for naps because it was easier to have you up and playing happily.
You have a mischievous grin that stops my heart.
You can make a whole room light up with that grin.
I love you baby girl and I am so thankful God gave you to me.