Thursday, July 3, 2008

Some Catching-up to do: A Father's Day Surprise a Few Week's Late

I am home from Utah. I came home to several really great surprises!! ;) I will share those later. First some catching up to do...
A few weeks ago I posted something about how I had taken pictures that were meant to be a surprise. Here they are. ;)


This kind, good, and pretty mom


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and her two boys


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had a photo shoot to surprise Dad for Father's Day. (I meant to post this sooner, but was waiting for the green light from Shannon. I didn't know if you had seen them or not Bri. Sorry...;))


One son was very sweet, the entire time.


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The other...


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decided to be a flasher. ;)


Seriously, both boys are so sweet and I know their Daddy is a very special part of their life. That's why I thought this was such a great idea as a gift!


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We have know their family for a few years now; Shannon and I became immediate friends. We have much in common and I found a certain comfortableness with her instantaneously. She is a teacher too so we were able to share war stories, and found we had similar creative interests as well. I have always enjoyed her company and our conversations. When we don't chat for a while we pick back up right where we left off.


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We had our first babies close together too. She was a great mom to turn to for advice. I remember holding Braden right after he was born and marveling at how much he looked like his dad. It is so amazing to me how similar we are to our parents yet how different our spirits can be. Brian, the ultra cool dad and father who was gifted these photographs, looks just like this, only a bit older. ;)


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I loved this one. He was becoming so bored with all the picture taking. I love how kids are so transparent and just tell it or show it like it is.


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He too, like most young boys loves trains. He was worried that another one wasn't coming. It was so smart to shoot where we did. He loved seeing the trains pass by, and that helped keep him still, at least for a minute. ;)


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Braden loves his mommy almost as much as he love trains.


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Tanner came to the family next. He is such a mellow baby. (I hope our second is the same. ;))


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He was totally cool going along for the ride.


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They are lucky to have eachother. There is something really cool about brothers.


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Our shoot wasn't without a few mommy moments. You mothers out there will understand this perfectly. ;) Shannon was such a good sport; pictures can be hard enough with two littles, but without extra hands...phewww. She did a great job juggling.


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She was able to wrangle everyone in for some pictures for dad.


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Brian,

Happy Father's Day a few weeks late. You are lucky your schedule allows you so much time with your family; that is something I have always been envious of: how much you have been able to see your boys grow. That is a gift. You are such an outstanding father to these boys and such a sweet husband to Shannon. Jaren and I have always admired you and enjoyed your relaxed, helpful, and jovial attitude. Your family is special, but you already knew that. ;) May each day feel like Father's Day to you!!


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2 comments:

brena1475 said...

Kamee,
I am Shannon's friend/pen pal from PA, She is a WONDERFUL person, she and I have been writing each other for 27 years!! We met for the 1st time in person the week before her wedding, she is AWESOME and we hit it off immediately. I have never had the pleasure of meeting Tanner, but I have met Braden (what a cute boy) Your pictures are beautiful you are a WONDERFUL photographer, Brenda :*) PS Shan, I MISS YOU!!!

Kimberly said...

Kam,

I haven't been on your site for about a week. I have a lot to catch up on as well it appears. Great pictures. OMG-both boys have such arresting eyes. Wow! Suer cute family and idea for fathers day.