9.20.2012

26 of ten

Prologue: In my attempt to be more organized in 2012, I began practicing for some Christmas card shots this week. Yeah that's right. In September. Remember my 2011 Chirstmas card faux pas (trying to put THIS on a single card)? That little design misstep resulted in me having to send out the photoless Christmas card of shame, so I figured a good three month head start only made sense. Livia was still a bit under the weather, so we shipped her off to grandma and papa's house and decided to start with the two most cooperative subjects.

But only a few minutes into the session I got a good sense of how the evening was going to go.


(please visualize 147 similar examples here)

So hubby and I decided to divide and conquer (extracting little brother from the scene) and do one subject at a time. An excellent idea in theory.

Uh-oh! Someone spots little bubby behind the camera.

Seriously not working. (This is what happens when brothers are also best friends).

But the evening wasn't a total loss. I got some shots of Collin that thrill me to my little core. What you are about to see here is a LOT OF PHOTOS. It would be a lot easier for you the viewer if I had split the photos into separate posts. Or at the very least put some in collages. But in an effort to make my life easier, I'm just going to post them all at once and be on my way.

Also: I do not mess with skin tones. Whatever they are they are. All this magenta, green, yellow, blue stuff baffles me. You might just see every color of the rainbow, and that's just the way it be! ;-)

Now for 26 pictures of my ten year old.


















































Whew! You made it! Thanks for looking & happy Thursday! xo

22 comments:

Amy Johnson said...

Great idea to start so early. :D You definitely got some useable ones there! Can't wait to see the other kids' shots. :D

Sarah Halstead said...

These are awesome!! Love them!! That first one is hilarious. Hope Livia is feeling better!

Skye said...

These are great! And even better you got him to sit still for a few minutes LOL - Love the lighting in these! glad to see you back ;)

sfcitymom said...

Aww these are so great! What a handsome young man he is! Both your boys actually. We usually see photos of your little girl it's nice to see your sons on the blog too!
I love the location and textured backgrounds. Great work!
-Adel

Natalie said...

Ummmm. . . the ones with the black background? LOVE! Do tell the how, please. So fun to see what spots you nabbed at this location. These look fantastic!

Simply said...

I am shooting clients now for Christmas cards.. why not??? LOL

Tracy said...

Awesomeness!!! I so need to do this. Total. Inspiration.

Liz said...

Oh these are fabulous what a cute boy(s). Can`t wait to see your other sons 26 shots and of course TT`s!!!

Kathryn said...

*Great* pics of your lil' dude! I especially love the 2nd from bottom. WOW! p.s. the subtitle for this post is: Ever wonder what Karli would look like if she was a 10 year old boy? :)

Life with Kaishon said...

He is so handsome.

Amarie said...

Did I tell you that Colin is your twin?...I probaly did lol! GREAT idea. I better get started now, too. :)

Kristal said...

Hey you do have boys too!

Great shots of this boy! So many I love

snapspeakshare.com said...

Your children are just beautiful! Looks like he enjoyed this session! :-)

I hope Livia is feeling better very soon!

Adeena Pentland said...

That first shot is a riot!! :D

And *love* the set with the sunglasses. And the one in front of the blue door. He looks so grown up! When did that happen?!? ;)

hello gorgeous said...

I can absolutely see why they thrill you to your core...he is such a beautiful boy {you can see his fun, gentle, generous, sharing nature shine out of him} I LOVE your shots of Collin :o)

Can't wait to see son no.2's session....

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Nancy said...

10 year olds are TOUGH stuff! I'm inspired!
nancy

Liza said...

Oh, you ruined the surprise! Seriously, these are sooooooooo goooood, I even loved the first ones. That's totally something my rugrats would do. Act all goofy and stuff. Can't wait to see boy #2.

Andrea said...

Beautiful!
I first looked at this on my phone and I got totally teary eyed. And even now looking at them again - totally teary eyed.
He is just so handsome and his personality shines through...I can't even put it into words, but you captured him perfectly, Karli.
That third one down once you get into the 26 - slay me...just amazing. I think that's the one that did me in with the tears.
Beautiful!
Can't wait see your captures of the other kiddos. :)

Kat said...

LOVE these!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

These are awesome!!!!! and they make me happy. I have been practicing too. Great minds I tell you :)

ZeldaMom said...

These are great!
Gosh, he doesn't care to be in front of a camera
at all...;-D
I hope he stays like this.

The Shades of Pink said...

Love these and I love how good of friends they are. My youngest two are like that (except when they are fighting LOL). It's rough to get a photo of the two of them together.