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.
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.
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).Really, 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.
If you’re interested in seeing other peoples Favorite Faces, you can head over to I Heart Faces to check some out.
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