I have a confession to make. In the first 2 years of my son’s life, I have never had professional pictures taken of him. I know, I know.. I’m an awful mother. I totally don’t have my shit together, and that’s obvious. Hell, most moms I know have their newborn pictures planned months in advance to announce their bundle o’ joy’s arrival to this earth. Not me.
I know my iPhone pictures don’t hold a candle to good photographers’ shots, but it’s better than nothing, right? When there’s just so much to do day in and day out, scheduling pictures is on the bottom of my priority list.
Luckily, my mom has an awesome camera, and an even better eye. My mom takes the best pictures I have ever seen, and I hope to one day take pictures even half as good as hers. I’m lucky that we can pack up our cameras and take my son to a place with good backgrounds and take pictures of him as he plays. We have gotten some amazing photos in from doing just that. Fall is the best season of all for pictures, and here is some proof.
The first photo shoot was when my son was technically 1 year and 8 months old, so not yet 2. These were taken exactly one year ago during the annual “potato day” at my hometown. We grabbed my son, went outside and explored the backyard, letting him play with sticks and rhubarb while we sat around taking pictures, probably looking like weirdos to any passer-byes.
The next pictures were all taken this year, around town here in ND. We took my son to the park and, once again, lurked behind him taking pictures. My mom got some funny ones of me in there, but that’s OK, I’m hardly in any pictures with my family. Any mom can relate to that, I’m sure.
Well, there are my personal favorites from our Fall shoots of my son. I like doing it this way because they are real, cheap(!), and I get to have fun with my boy while we are doing it. It doesn’t hurt that my mom is awesomely amazing at it, so they basically look like professional photos.
PS- whoever can tell which photos are mine, and not my moms, wins a gold star. LOL