I'm biased, I suppose, but I think that Lesley is a truly gifted photographer. Hers are never just pretty pictures; they always beam with a sense of wonder over their subjects, whether families or homes or cuttings from a weekend trip (to make sense of that sentence, check out her feed on Instagram). The thirty minutes when we took these photos were stressful--the boys wanted to play in the leaves, baby girl was exhausted and needed a nap, and Jim and I were exercising every ounce of will-power we could muster to keep smiling. Yet somehow in the midst of that, Lesley snapped a collection of photos that show how much we love each other. Thank you, Lesley, for reminding me of my many sweet blessings!
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Just before Thanksgiving, our friend Lesley Kerr took a series of family photographs for us. Baby girl was about four months old at the time, which means that they're a bit outdated now as far as she's concerned, but they are SUCH an accurate portrayal of the boys right now: bubbling over with boy energy, full of exuberance and adventure, and generally just shy of utterly overwhelming their happy and tired parents. I was looking back through the photos last night after the kids were all in bed, and their expressions were a reminder to me of how much beauty is in our lives right now. Even when I'm sleepless and weary, those dancing eyes just light me up inside--what treasures are our children, and how quickly mine are becoming big boys! (I'm not ready to admit that my baby girl is growing up, too.)