I have been wanting to photograph these two for several months. They both had birthdays in June and we haven't had a chance to take any pictures since Titus was about a month old. I kept telling my good friend that I wanted to get with them sometime. I felt it was the least I could do considering that Phillip has graciously helped me with several weddings this summer. Sara, being the sweet friend she is, would never ask because she knows we are so busy right now. Last week she mentioned that her sister was going to be in town and they were planning a fun dinner out. I offered to keep the kids so they could actually enjoy dinner. She cautiously agreed. I was already planning our evening together. As soon as they left, we loaded up and headed out.
Emily had a great time and I was worried that Titus might be too upset since Mom was gone to get any pictures.....but he definitely proved me wrong! He was awesome. You would never know that typically he is on the go ALL the time. He sat perfectly still for several minutes at a time and of course Emily loved getting to see her picture on the screen. When she did get tired, promises of Skittles kept the smiles coming.
We hadn't been home anytime before mom and dad came home. Emily didn't waste anytime asking Mom to come see her pictures....so the surprise was revealed a little early but watching Sara's reaction was incredible. Her happy tears that we had captured her precious kids personality was all I needed.
Here are a few peaks for you....
Isn't she adorable....This is one sweet 3 year old!
Little man made us really work for his smiles....but we got em.
She LOVES her "buddy." Can't you just see how protective she is?
She wanted to be done until I brought out my pretty skirt. Then she was game for several more and I'm glad she was....
Something happened this time that hasn't happened before. The little guy was doing well and all of the sudden with a few snaps he went from this.....
to this. He totally blinked a few times and was bobbing his head. For a brief moment he was asleep sitting up! :)
I love getting to surprise people and this was definitely one that I won't forget. We are so thankful to Phillip and Sara for all the ways they lighten our burden. Not only do they help us with wedding photography but even more they partner with us in ministering to our teens at church. We can't imagine our lives without them! Thanks for all you do!