It’s hard to believe she is turning eight! I am overwhelmed with joy at the awesome person Elizabeth is turning into, while at the same time, I’m feeling very sad at how fast this is all seeming to happen!
I’m sure that in eight more years, she’ll be turning 16 and I’ll be feeling similar feelings of happiness and sadness, so I really need to just be ‘in the moment’ right now and enjoy every moment of “eight” that I can!
Our little baby Nate just turned 5! It’s hard to believe that our little guy is five years old!
Time sure has flown by since he was born at Harris Methodist Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas!
As many of you know, my wife and I have gone through an amazing journey of tears and joy this past year. One of the results of it all is our precious new son, Luke. He is a gift from God in every sense of the expression.
My wife and I had the honor of having a wonderful newborn photographer photograph our new son shortly after he was released from the NICU and the results are AMAZING! I still have not settled on my favorites, maybe you can help – which one(s) do you like the most?
Hope celebrated her 1st birthday, I believe the cake was the highlight!
Look at those pieces of cake fly!
It’s hard work smashing a cake!
Hi mom, dad said it was okay to do this… really, he did!
The big sister’s trying to capture the moment.
I often get asked by friends, and sometimes from ‘virtual’ friends on flickr or here on my blog, for advice on capturing amazing photos of their kids. I don’t claim to be an expert, but I have learned a thing or two over the years, and I’m always happy to share what I’ve learned! The following tips are a few things that I often tell friends who are looking to improve the photos they take of their kids. I’d love to hear from you, do any of these ring true for you? Do you disagree with any of these? Do you have a tip or two to add to this list? If so, please share it with us and we’ll all improve together!
Okay, let’s get to the tips!
Catch Your Kids Being Themselves:
The best way to avoid the tired old portraits you’ve always taken is to think about your shot and what makes your kids who they are. Capture family traditions or events that are special to you and your kids and make sure that your family’s personalities are represented. There is nothing wrong with a posed, smile for the camera, type of photo, however, if you really want to start capturing amazing photos of your kids, start focusing on capturing photos that catch your kids being themselves.
We had a birthday party for Elizabeth and Anna on Saturday. We started a tradition of having their ‘big’ party together since their birthdays are only a month apart. We usually have a small ‘family’ party on the day of their actual birthdays, and then we have a big party where we invite friends on a date somewhere in-between their actual birthdays. This year, we were unexpectantly celebrating their birthdays in America. We were so very grateful that there were some new friends that could come to their party and help them feel special on their ‘birthday’!
Erica made an “Ice Cream” themed cake – the girls always LOVE the cakes that Erica makes for them! Continue reading
Being in the USA unexpectantly for Easter meant some Easter fun on a larger scale than that the kids are used to!