This session y’all! Oh how I love my “At Home” ones! Jackson HATES with a capital H pictures! So the past few years for his birthday shoots his mom has been asking him what he wants to do for them & that’s what we go do. This year turning the big SEVEN he wanted to chill at home! Which was perfectly fine with me!
So I got to hang out with him by myself before a few family pics & that’s when he had the most fun. I think he secretly does like pics…when they’re just of him, with no one else around & he gets to do what he wants! 🙂 It makes kids feel special! He wanted to shoot some indoor hoops & have me catching him in mid air! Then he wanted to add a mini trampoline to it. Then from there we were jumping on furniture! No worries, I make sure it’s okay beforehand first! 🙂 I won’t just show up at your house & jump all over your couch! Haha!
Sweet little Ellie was so upset that I wasn’t there to take HER pictures! She wanted me to leave Jackson alone & go play in her room with her! LOL The family ones are some of my favorite family ones of them EVER! Ellie’s at that stage where she picks her nose & doesn’t care who sees it. So a booger turns into some secret hair gel! LOL Cause she would pick her nose, then brush her hair back…boogers & all! Or better yet brush her mama’s hair back! LOL LOL I don’t think I had laughed so hard in a long time! These still make me crack up!
Afterwards we headed outside where I took the scariest ride of my life! When you’re raised in the country on a farm as kids you learn to drive dirt bikes, 4 wheelers & anything else that moves & has a key at a very young age! They have a side by side that he drives around & got to drive us over to the deer stand. Well if y’all know what those are, those are not meant for kids & don’t have kid speeds! I did okay until he hit the open field & wanted to go wide open. GET ME OUT…like 5 minutes ago! For real! I was hollering at him to stop so I could get out. So he slammed on the brake & was like “you can get out now!” LOL Gladly sir! But honestly, for just having turned seven he does drive pretty good! We started off with some hoops in the house!
So…Ashley makes these books every year for the kids & they’re gonna be so special for the kids one day when they get older & realize how much work goes into these. I realllllllllllly hope she’ll continue to do one for each child through their senior year. That would be such an amazing gift! But each book is each year & has pictures of everything…pics I’ve done, pics others have done, cell phone pics…any pics of them & special things! And then she writes and dates what was going on during that particular image. It’s a ton of work for her but it’ll be such a true treasure to them later on! Jackson acts like he hates pics…but he loooooves to look at his books & ask questions!
Thanks y’all SO MUCH for one of my favorite shoots!!! 😀