Spring is here. And it’s oh, so sweet.
It's a rare occasion when I am able to get my two squirts to cooperate long enough for a few posed photographs. It's not their fault. Any photographer will readily tell you how difficult it is to professionally photograph his or her own children. I think it comes down to this - after wrangling all of your gear, dressing your children, styling their hair, transporting them to your location, redressing and restyling them (because, in my case, one will likely have managed to turn a once perfected hair-do into a lion's mane while the other will definitely have removed shoes, socks, jacket, and any other article of clothing that can successfully be removed while strapped into a car seat), setting up and checking your gear while trying to keep an eye on your little ones (deep breathing, trying to keep cool), abandoning said gear to chase the little loves before they wander into a nearby stream/street/mud puddle, finally finding a bribe that piques their interest, posing them, reposing them, pleading with them to stay put, reposing them again, running back to your spot to take the picture, running back to repose them... Well, you see, it's a whole lot to take on. So while I have thousands upon thousands of snapshots and cell phone pictures of my gals, I am always delighted when the stars align and I am able to pull off something on this level. It's perfect timing, because I have a big wall in my new house that is in serious need of some art. Some big canvas prints, perhaps? Spring is definitely in the air in Connecticut. The temps are in the high sixties and the trees are starting to bud. After a long, LONG winter, it is such a relief. I wanted to get my girls outside to enjoy the changing season. The scenery is still on the bleak side, but the smiles and laughter say it all. Springtime always brings with it an air of happiness that is totally contagious. These girls were sharing some serious springtime bonding! Nothing makes my heart happier.