Last year I really regretted not having family pictures done and swore that no matter what,
I would build it into the budget, carve out some time and make sure that I have photos that actually include all three of us at the same time.
I came across David Marano Photography when he offered a Living Social deal in March and redeemed it the day before Thanksgiving.
I know, can I possibly run any closer to the holiday card deadline?
This one picture made the entire shoot worthwhile.
I have so few pictures of the Peanut and I together and the look on his face and the sparkle in his eyes make me just melt.
I love the warmth in these pictures and would have loved to take more in the house but in order to get Peanut to cooperate I promised some play at the lake.
We walked down to the lake and tried to get Peanut to sit or stand still, next to mommy and daddy for a great deal of time.
It was quite exhausting by David didn't bat an eye.
He just snapped away.
Peanut really liked him and so there are quite a few interesting expressions caught on camera.
He was also able to snap a few pictures of us while making sure Peanut didn't take a running leap into the lake.
Falling leaves and piles to jump in make a very happy boy.
The smirk and the mischievous grin.
I can't even put into words how happy this shot makes me.
Tickles and giggles.
David was mellow and so easy going that it was so much easier to be comfortable in front of the camera.
Despite all the photo sessions we've had, this always remains the hardest part for me.
However, when you are chasing after a 2 year old, I find it's hard to think about the camera or whether or not I have multiple chins and fat rolls showing.
In the end we have tons of perfect, real, family photos to remember the year by.
Instead of the little blurs that I've been getting,
I can actually look at these moments of love and laughter caught in perfect clarity.
We can't wait to use David again.
Oh and the personality and weirdness are all there.