Do you remember what it’s like having multiple kids under the age of five? I do! Our family was surprised to found out twins would be joining us one month before our oldest turned two. So we had three boys 23 months apart. The next three years were blur! There were times when my patience was pushed to the limits, but I honestly can’t remember many details about those times. What I do remember most are the laughs and the silliness that filled each day. Even when I was tired and just needed to rest I couldn’t help but smile at the wonderful craziness that filled my life. Kathryn & Carl’s Old Mill Park family session brought back so many memories of our early years.
There was no shortage of laugher and smiles it was a great way to start a Sunday.
Sunday I met Kathryn & Carl for the first time. They had recently moved to Virginia from Hawaii. Yep Hawaii. Why?? Military of course. Who else leaves Hawaii voluntarily? They wanted to have some fun family pictures with their two boys ages four and two. I suggested Old Mill Park for it’s great landscapes and super fun trees I was sure their boys would love. We began the session attempting to get that perfect family photo where everyone was standing still and smiling at the camera but their sweet boys had other plans. So we all quickly changed gears (Semper Gumby – Always Flexible) and had one of the best lifestyle portrait sessions capturing the energy and life that fills their family right now. There was no shortage of laugher and smiles it was a great way to start a Sunday.
Good parents are easy to spot. You just have to look closely. When you see that look of love in a parents eyes as they watch their child run and laugh you know. Kathryn & Carl, I saw that look from both of you many times during our session. Y’all are doing a great job giving your boys exactly what they need at this age and stage. Love and attention! Simply being there with them and engaging in their world of exploration and fun means more to them than you will know. I hope y’all continue to cherish these early years and enjoy these pictures for years to come!