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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Along came a wasp...

and the photoshoot was done! I finally had the perfect opportunity to take Leighton's 3 year portraits yesterday. It was pretty warm, still windy but not the tornado-like winds from the day before, and my aunt was here and took the girls for a walk so it was just me and Leighton. He did not share my vision, and kept asking me for the gum I was bribing him with for when the session was over. Then I noticed a wasp nearby. Keeping a very close eye on it, I continued to try to get one picture worthy of representing the third year of his life. Soon enough the wasp landed on Leighton and I had to try to get it off without upsetting it or Leighton. Once it flew away we hurried out of there. I didn't get the peerfect three year old portrait I had hoped for, but here's what I did get. Look by the red arrow in two of them and you can see the wasp!






21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yikes on the wasp...these shots are ADORABLE!!! I can't pick a favorite...
Cari

Nicole said...

You know I think those are pretty perfect. I'm sure it's not his really great smile. But seriously they look awesome!

pat said...

What a neat location--the lighting is really nice! It's so warm, and plays off against his blues perfectly. Love the shot with his hands on the hat brim.

Chell said...

Oh my word these are great shots. I love them. EEK on the wasp though...

Jen said...

What a cutie! These are great pictures! Dang wasp!

YA said...

I would of been gone long before the wasp landed...lol

You got some great shots in I think.

Jess said...

Well I think these are perfect anyway! Darn wasp!

Mom2Drew said...

Look how cooperative he is, wow! Sooo cute and that hat is awesome.

Bobbi said...

Wasps scare me too! You got some great portraits, I sespecially love that first one. Where did you get that adorable hat?

Anonymous said...

I think these are perfect. Nice light and sharp. Cool hat. He is adorable.

HC said...

I don't like those little buggers. I really love the location you have found here! My favorite is the last one ... he looks so grown up :)

Michelle said...

wow! three? he looks so much older! what a cutie. i love that last one. so glad you got him away from the wasp.

Liz said...

Those are all adorable but I LOVE number 6. I love his little face turned away from the camera it is just completely sweet.

Becky said...

#1 and #6 are my favorites, but they're all pretty darn cute! Love the background and the lighting.

Amy said...

These are some awesome three year old shots! I just love his adorable expression in the first one! Glad you were able to get away from the wasp without any stings or tears!

Malisa said...

Kristen- these are great!
so cute and I think really good considering there was a wasp nearby- I'm sure the only sight I would see is the backside of my girls!

Christi said...

I think these are all awesome. The wasp couldn't ruin that.

Suzy said...

He's soooo sweet!! These are all just wonderful shots! Great location and great lighting!

Amanda said...

Oh no! I hate when a wasp ruins the plans. But these are still fabulous. I would not be disappointed at all. What a perfect cutie.

I can never get my kids to share my "vision". I think both of them roll their eyes at me...

Debbi said...

You did a great job with these, Kristen. Very sharp and terrific light. I LOVE that hat! I need to start buying hats for my girls - they really add to the personality and interest of a photo.

April said...

oh those are so cute..they're perfect. i love them.