my boys {yearly pictures ages 3, 5, 7}

All of my boys have spring birthdays. I usually try to get yearly pictures of them right around early April. Seeing how the hospital isn’t exactly what I had in mind for their birthday pictures we put it off a bit. I am always impressed with the moms that can come up with a cute concept (like pinwheels in a field or a cute tent outside) for birthday pictures. I feel like I am doing good just to actually take them each year…nonetheless attempt a theme or even new clothes!

We were headed over to my in-laws for dinner and a couple hours before we left my mother-in-law let me know they had a vintage firetruck at their house. Upon hearing that I figured it was a good as time as any to get the yearly pictures of the boys. We didn’t have time for shopping or coming up with great coordinated outfits, but I really don’t think all that matters. The whole point of yearly pictures is just to capture mainly what my boy’s look like with shirts on and clean faces.

On the way my oldest had this conversation with me:

Him: Why do we have to do this all the time?

Me: Do what?

Him: Dress up and smile at the camera.

Me: When was the last time we did this?

Him: When I turned 6.

Me: How long ago was that?

Him: A year.

Me: We don’t do this all the time.


85mm lens: 1/250, f/3.5, ISO 100 – both

85mm lens: 1/250, f/2.8, ISO 100; 1/200 f/4.0, ISO 160


trying to figure out how to get his hands in his pockets! 85mm: 1/250, f/2.5, ISO 100

85mm lens: 1/160, f/2.8, ISO 100 – both

85mm lens: 1/200, f/2.8, ISO 100; 1/160, f/2.8, ISO 100

85mm lens: 1/200, f/2.8, ISO 100 5.7.11-06

85mm lens: 1/200, f/2.8, ISO 100

85mm lens: 1/200, f/2.8, ISO 100 5.7.11-08

85mm lens: 1/200, f/4.0, ISO 160 – both5.7.11-09

85mm lens: 1/200, f/4.0, ISO 160; 24-70mm lens: 24mm, 1/200, f/4.0, ISO 160

2011 picture 85mm lens: 1/200, f/4.0, ISO 160; she is not too thrilled about her confined state5.7.11-12

85mm lens: 1/250, f/3.5, ISO 100 5.7.11-13

The last one is my favorite. It makes me wonder what they’ll be like in 10 years as 13, 15, & 17 year old boys. It took a lot of convincing, begging & pleading to get these. Tomorrow I’ll post more of the reality of attempting to get posed shots of my boys.

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