'Tis true, I do not get the chance to photograph older children very often. I'm not sure why! Most of the inquiries I get about my photography are for toddlers or infants. So when I do get the chance to capture families with children who can talk, and walk, it is a fun change of pace! (And very different at the same time!) For babies, I just have to play with them and interact, but for older kiddos, I actually have to be.... gasp.... funny! And entertain! Do you know what that means on a 5-yr-old's terms? Running, and jumping, making silly faces, and tickling.
Yep, we had fun!
These little twins get to live in a beautiful, historic home. We got to capture not only the outside, but much of the inside as well. I completely LOVE older homes, especially when they are chock full of charm.
Now, looking at their Mommy & Daddy, you may be wondering how these 2 little ones ended up as blondies.... The answer? Though they may not be their biological Mommy & Poppy, (M called his dad "Poppy" at first sight), they are their forever Mommy & Poppy. They were adopted.
I think adoption is such a gift, for both the children and the parents. To actually meet your child for the first time, and instantly fall in love and know that while they were never in your womb, they were always there in your heart. As cliche as it sounds, it makes me love these children, knowing how this family was meant to be together, and it was all orchestrated from Above.
Such a personality with this little guy! :)
M & L were born in Estonia, and lived there in an orphanage until they were 3 & 1/2. Until their Mommy & Poppy brought them home.
L is sweet and shy when you first meet her. Then after a bit, she opens up and takes off chasing her brother, horsing around!
M, on the other hand, he is outgoing from the start! Talkative, funny, playful, and has an easy-going smile that can't help but flash across his face every 10 seconds! Such a charmer, and an easy little guy to photograph!
They are both so so loving. I have seen them a handful of times since this session took place, and each time, they want to play with me and show me their toys, and hold my hand, and get my attention. It is hard to say good bye when I leave because I want to stay longer and play!
They had the sweetest kid-sized table in their dining room, with a dainty tea set from their grandmother. The makings for a lovely tea party!