I had wanted to share with you these four families prior to
Christmas…however, as it so often does, life got in the way and changed my
plans. Oh, well…we’ll just have to
celebrate Christmas a little longer here at Beyond the Whiskers. ;)
This week I’d like to introduce to you to Wendy, Tim and
their four (yes, I said four) energetic boys: Wesley, Wyatt, Colby, and Blake.
Typically, because I am often interacting with babies, young
toddlers, and expecting mothers-to-be, safety is at the forefront of my mind at
all times. While there may be fun and
games, there is always a strong element of caution involved during a shoot.
Wesley, Wyatt, Colby, and Blake quickly taught me to set that mindset aside and embrace the fact that when
it comes to four teenage boys…adventure is the name of the game. And adventure can lead to…
And even some goodnatured family roughhousing …
After a bit of reassurance that everyone would be fine from Wendy…I must admit, it was a
very freeing experience to watch the tough and tumble balls of energy that are
Thank you Wendy, Tim,Wesley, Wyatt, Colby, and Blake for taking the
time to share the day with me.
Lesson 1: It helps to
talk to parents ahead of time to find out what is considered OK and what is
not. (Example: climbing a tree is OK,
but jumping in the lake may not be).
Lesson 2: Direct sunlight is not your friend unless you
really like squinting. I heard that
shade is good, but for best results consider taking you pictures in the very
early morning or closer to sunset.
Anyone have any suggestions, please send them my way.
Lesson 3: When dealing with a family of teens, especially
boys, come up with some physical activities that everyone can participate in.