I am convinced that I have the best clients. Maybe I’m a little biased, but I believe it to be true. And this sweet family is no exception! Our session was quite a while ago… but since it is waaay too cold outside for me to want to get out, AND I noticed it was Jason’s birthday…I figured I could spend a little time this morning getting caught up on some blogs!
Before I get started with the pictures, I’d like to wish Jason a very happy birthday! I can just hear those sweet little kids singing to you now
The first time I photographed the Hodges family was when Reid was a tiny little baby. I couldn’t believe how much he had grown! One thing hadn’t changed much, though…he was not the biggest fan of my camera. So we spent most of the session playing, and in the end I think we got some really sweet shots.
His two big sisters, Rylee and Regan, are adorable, polite, and sooo sweet. I am always excited when I get to see this little group!
I feel like I can’t end this blog without telling you how wonderful Jason + Kathie are. I feel like I get to see a special side of families when we are taking pictures…and I’m not just talking about kids. However, you definitely get the chance to see a very interesting side of them sometimes tooBut to me, I think you are really able to see what kind of people the parents are… I know you’re thinking that I’m crazy right now. But usually on “picture day”, nothing goes right, kids are in not-so-awesome moods, and it is almost a guarantee that they spill something on their shirt on the way to the session. If you’re a parent, you’re probably nodding your head right now in agreement. If I’ve seen it once, I’ve seen it a million times. But what’s interesting to me is to see how the parents handle all of these situations. And I can tell you that these two did so flawlessly.
On this particular day, a few minutes before our session I stopped by Kathie’s store to grab a cookie (more on that later). She had just pulled up with the kids. Reid was covered in…something. Apparently the day care didn’t know or didn’t remember today was picture day. So he was a mess. And Kathie was just as cool as a cucumber about the whole thing. She just whisked him right on in like it nothing happened and cleaned everything right up. Maybe it’s because I’m a little OCD, or maybe it’s just because I don’t have any kids of my own so I haven’t had a chance to develop this little talent…but I know for sure that I would’ve been at least a little anxious about the whole thing not going well before it had even actually started. Kathie and Jason? They just rolled with the punches. Not only were they the “calm, cool, collected” parents that I can only hope of being one day, but you can tell how patient they are just by watching them interact with their 3 kids. And on top of all that, their two girls are about as polite and charming as they come, which I imagine is the #1 sign of good parenting.
Kathie + Jason–I absolutely adore your sweet little family, and I feel so honored to be able to capture a teeny tiny part of the love you guys have for each other!
Oh, and before I forget, I’d like to throw in a shameless plug for their store, The Pecan Tree (in Grant, AL)! If you have a kid…you should go in there. And if you don’t have a kid, you should do what I do…go in, grab one of Telah’s cookies, and try to fight off baby fever! They also have lots of non-kid clothes and gifts, too. So there is really something for everyone, and most importantly–excellent customer service