26 February 2009

My Kids - September 2008

My kids bring me much joy.

They bring me much sorrow, stress, anxiety, impatience and pain in my backside too.
But these pictures remind me of the sweethearts they can be (posing for mom on a regular basis is a lot for kids who'd rather be playing video games or jumping around on the playground).
I had my buddies lenses (thanks, Ryan!) to see which one I want to add to my wish list (which is the Canon 50mm f1.2, in case you've got $400 over a grand burning a hole in your pocket - I'll love you forever... promise).

15 comments:

Queen Scarlett said...

These are so beautiful. So I have to ask - what do you tell them... or do... to get them to pose for you?

I adore the funny ones on the tree stumps... walk like an Egyptian... nice. ;-)

Lucky Red Hen said...

They don't ALWAYS cooperate, but I do get lucky most of the time. I know that I can count on just a few shots, because if it's too long they'll revolt.

This day, I lured them with the playground BEFORE we left the house. I told them that we'd go to the playground IF they let me get some GOOOOD shots before we got there. So I parked in the lot AWAY from playground eyesight (that's just painful if they can SEE their reward) and took the LONG way to it, taking pictures along the way.

I also let them do their goofy face then nice face (I just delete most of the goofy faces, unless they turn out cute, of course); but not everytime or it gets too goofy.

Time has to be short, they need to have fun and a reward that's worth the pain ;)

Elias and Maklaya Blog said...

All I can say is un-freakin-believable! Those are awesome, and it does help that you kids are so dang cute :)

Sister Pottymouth said...

Amazing, as usual.

Your daughter has your smile. Love it! When are you coming to Utah again to take pictures? I want to be on your list.

luckyzmom said...

Made me cry. Beautiful, even if you are torturing my poor baby grandchildren:D

dalene said...

Love these. Why does it look like summer there?

Clyde said...

They're super-duper shots and dang-cute kiddos! And you (sure) are a great lurker as well as a photographer.

Thanks for the quick photo-session tips for the little ones - in your comment section.

sefny said...

Hi! I'm so sorry to intrude on your blog but I couldn't find an email address listed on your website. Are you available for hire or do you only offer photography to friends and family? Thank you!

Lucky Red Hen said...

Awe, thanks for the compliments and interest! I'm not available for hire at this time ;)

Sofie said...

Fantastic shots & absolutely gorgeous looking kids! Love the set of images on the tree stumps.

Bek said...

Those are great!! I agree with Queen, the stump ones are fun! Your kids both have the same smirk/smile... love it!

Donya said...

Those are awesome! Your kiddos are beautiful and you are truly gifted.

Geo said...

Heart-meltingly beautiful.

Bruni Bunch said...

Those are great pictures. Beautiful kids:) Looks like you had fun here when you visited and I agree that was a good picture of you. Love the long hair.

GoTime said...

Do you do this professionally? These pictures are amazing.