Throwback Thursday – Christmas portraits

You might be thinking that it’s silly for me to be thinking of Christmas in July. And you might be right. But here’s the thing… I don’t care! I love Christmas. Even in July! I’ve already started working on the Duders wish lists with them, and I’ve already started my shopping.
This year is going to be even better than last year. The boys are both at such great ages to really revel in the magic of the holiday. And hopefully, this year, they’re at great ages to cooperate for portraits! TOGETHER. Last year was a bust. The year before was a bust… you get the idea. They’re both pretty good at individual portraits, but trying to get them together is a challenge, to say the least.
Today’s flash back is to a couple of my favorite individual Christmas portraits: Deklan’s is from 2010, and Easton’s is from 2011.

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Throwback to Summer of 2010

Today’s iheartfaces photo challenge prompt is “flashback” – which perfectly coincides with Throwback Thursday!
I chose an oldie but a goodie of Easton from the Summer of 2010. I sure do miss the days when my Duders didn’t know any better, and bribes weren’t required in order to photograph them.  But I still love looking into these big brown eyes!  They’re quite a bit darker now than they were then.

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Favorite Face of 2013

I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but my favorite face of 2013 wasn’t one of my Duders. Or my niece. Or even anyone in my family!
My favorite face of 2013 was baby Carter.
His Mama knew she wanted to try to make this portrait right from the start, and the result is just what we were hoping for!
We waited until the end of his session, when he was good and sleepy. We placed him in his Daddy’s hands, then waited patiently for that content expression. It’s such an honest representation of love and trust.

This portrait was featured on Carter’s birth announcement, enlarged & printed for display in the family home, and used in mini-album brag books.
I personally love this so much that it is the feature image on the landing page for my website, and the header on my Facebook page (link below if you’re interested).CarterBlog1Really, for me, it doesn’t get any better than sleepy newborn faces.
I’m all done having babies of my own, but I love that my job allows me to snuggle and ogle over beautiful babies for the foreseeable future.

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iheartfaces – Hugs & Kisses

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What could be better than Hugs & Kisses for iheartfaces this week?  A perfect excuse to show off my favorite portrait/outtake of these boys ;)   “Like” the page on Facebook! Follow on Twitter! Check out my Pinterest boards!

iheartfaces – Hearts

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Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, so “hearts” is the theme at iheartfaces this week.  Perfect excuse to try and convince my Duders for an impromptu mini-session.  And of course, it wouldn’t be complete without a little bribery ;) I have a nice … Continue reading

iheartfaces – The Letter “L”

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The Letter “L” is the theme at iheartfaces this week.  It’s their week off and they’re trying a brand new kind of challenge.  This week, we’re uploading our “L” photos to their Facebook page… but because I’m using their contests … Continue reading

iheartfaces – Oh So Silly

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“Oh so Silly” is the theme at iheartfaces this week. My little brother is the silliest person I know, and this engagement portrait of him and his wife is one of my favourite “Silly” photos. The two of them got … Continue reading

iheartfaces – By the Book

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This weeks iheartfaces challenge states that we need to use a book as some kind of a prop, but that a face still needs to be clearly showing in our photo. No problemo! While this isn’t a new portrait, it’s … Continue reading

iheartfaces – Family Fun

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I set a goal for myself to enter these contests every week, and I’ve almost failed already! Good grief.  Mummyhood to TWO little duders, Wifey to Mister, plus a full-time day job, really doesn’t leave much time for much else. … Continue reading

iheartfaces – Best Face Photo from 2011

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If you’re a regular follower of my blog or Facebook page, you’ve seen this photo before.  When I asked Mister which was my best face photo from last year, he didn’t even hesitate to say this one.  I love it … Continue reading