When Shari first emailed me and asked for an extended family portrait session, I just knew I would love her. We know so many of the same people and they are all so sweet that I knew she would have to be. We chatted back and forth and I discovered THIS was her request for her anniversary gift from her precious husband. I could tell via email that her grandson was QUITE adored. What I didn't know, was that I was going to adore him also.
Baby L was almost one for this photoshoot. I wish I had brought over a chair and some more little things because I could have given his own personal portrait session. When Shari and I chatted she let me know how loved this little guy was but Shari was also EXTREMELY considerate and loving speaking of her daughter in law, son and daughter. It just seemed like we were the perfect fit!
When the family got out of the car everyone greeted each other with loving smiles and passed sweet L around. The weather was SO hot that we all worried how well this session would go. Well NOT me really. I know that if I act crazy enough, littles will always smile and love me! Liam was no exception. Let me tell you about how I fell in love with him.
We got ready for the full family portraits first. That way if baby L got upset we could do everything else and give him a break. So I lined everyone up and dad held L. I did a few shots, where he smiled for me, then I told everyone to look at each other and laugh. We did not expect what happened next. He participated in the frivolity! He OPENED HIS MOUTH AND LAUGHED!!
That of course caused everyone to laugh - including me! I ran back to him and told him I sure loved him and played a bit more and got way more smiles from him. He even wanted me to hold him and play!!!! It was amazing!
He laughed and snuggled and played. None of us could believe it. He was truly a joy. I love extended family sessions and I hope this year I can keep having more fun with them. It seems like it was all about Liam but really it was about these two and the loving sweet family they created. I pray they have many more anniversaries and photo sessions. Even though it was hot, no one complained or grumped - not even baby L! Their family is beautiful and kind and it was such a blessing to work with them! I hope they enjoyed their time with me as much as I did them!! Happy Anniversary Myers family!!!