Sunday, August 08, 2010

Those Faces

This summer I found the most wonderful photographers here in town, CW Photography.  They agreed to work with me in a trade for photographing the girls in exchange for some dress props and backdrops for their photo shoots.  I'll be their indentured servant for years to come, making little dresses and hair pieces until it adds up to the priceless professional photos.  I'm overwhelmed with how they turned out.  We had a blast working with them one summer day that was about 600 degrees outside and with the threat of severe thunderstorms looming, I didn't know whether we'd get any good shots at all. 

Olivia Xi GeGe Summer 2010

Ava and Olivia

Ava Jing Summer 2010
I was wrong.  The photos are amazing.  It started to poor down rain about 40 minutes into shooting.  You would never know would you?  My little Livi simply couldn't muster a natural smile.  She tried and looked so upset when I kept asking her to just "smile like you always do".  She would grit her teeth and try for my sake.  Chelsea and Wendy got a few great ones anyway practically attempting back flips just to get one little natural smile.  Ava, Miss Ava, she is my natural Miss Photogenic.  You pull out a camera, and she seems to turn on and exude charm, and now I have it on film.  



I've always been so reluctant to be in photos, I usually just grin and bear the clicking always thinking ahead to what I will "look like in that photo".  And, why do I care that much? I fret about hairs out of place, that extra 7 lbs. I was planning on losing which never seems to happen as real life whizzes in front of me. Is the make-up too much?  Is there ever really enough make-up to cover, hide and enhance?   See that necklace, it's borrowed from my next door neighbor.  The night before the shoot I hadn't put one minute of thought into an outfit for myself, spending too much time concentrating on the perfect outfits for the girls.  She saved me by offering those lovely pearls making me feel "somewhat put together".   When all is said and done.  Here we are in the Summer of 2010.  Me and my gals.  Me and my two peanuts that have practically driven me to the brink of exhaustion this summer.  Me and my little ladies that have made me laugh, made me yell, made me appreciate the amazing gift that is being their mom.

Yes, I'm glad we glad we got Chelsea and Wendy to take our pictures.

7 comments:

Elaine said...

Y'all three are absolutely gorgeous.

彤彤 said...

我在戀愛著?--------是的,因為我在等待著..................................................................

Diana said...

Those are priceless photos!

雅王任 said...

心平氣和~祝你也快樂~~..................................................

Traci said...

Love, love, love them!!! You look fabulous as always!

Alyson and Ford said...

Oh my word.... beautiful! Yes, priceless photos! Wonderful memories!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Stacia said...

Beautiful mom and girls, cute dresses, and fabulous photos - a perfect keepsake!