Every year on my April birthday...the gift I ask from my
two children is to pose for portraits...
This year, they were both home for Mother's Day weekend.
I checked the weather the night before and it looked beautiful.
Perfect time to fulfill my birthday gift.
That's when the groaning started.
I had to remind them
NO CRABBING ALLOWED!
Fortunately, they shaped up during the photo shoot.
As I've said many times in my blog...my kids like to
PILE on each other.
Mark is 20 and Lindsay is 22.
I love them SOOOOO much!
I like to convert a few to black and white.
They made my Mother's Day
They even agreed to climb our local sled hill so I could
test shot these photos:
They were practice for an evening shoot I had booked
to try doing sunset silhouettes.
I LOVE how these turned out and hope you'll try it too!
Jaymi shared her tips about silhouettes
here. and I wanted to try it myself.
I ended up having THREE photo shoots on Mother's Day.
We went over to visit my dear Mother-in-law
and my grand niece Fiona was visiting.
I ran home to get my camera and a couple cute outfits
I picked up recently at thrift stores and photographed
this adorable baby in Mom's backyard.
Mom's neighbor saw me with the camera and offered
up her amazing backyard with flowers and
white iron furniture.
Holy HECK! I was in portrait heaven!
Neighbor Jackie said I could come back any time to use
I WILL be back!
I love how when we stood Fiona in the ivy,
she thought it felt strange and kept lifting her feet....
Yep, I was a bit pooped after three photo shoots in one day,
but I was pampered with pancakes for breakfast...my daughter's
world famous recipe.
I tried to make them once, but they didn't taste as yummy.
"That's because I add a special secret ingredient," Lindsay said.
On Mother's Day she finally shared the secret ingredient.
"I add LOVE, Mom," she said. "Love ALWAYS makes things better!"
Hope all the moms had a wonderful Mother's Day like I did!
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