Monday, July 7, 2008

Best Shot Monday - Success!

Ever since Bennett's second birthday, I have been trying to find a time to take some frame-able shots of him for his 'annual' photo. And while I take a lot of pictures, I hadn't come up with anything I was totally in love with.

Most of the problem lies in the fact that Bennett is at that special age where, when asked to smile, he gives you any number of goofy faces. So the only way to get a quality shot was to have an extra adult on hand, so that there would be someone to tickle wrangle encourage an actual smile.

So last week Sarah (and of course Jacob and Ben) joined us for a lovely trip to the Arboretum, where I managed to get a couple of shots that I was really happy with. You seriously have to love good luck!

July at the Arboretum (40)


July at the Arboretum (46)


July at the Arboretum (56)


July at the Arboretum (96)


July at the Arboretum (38)


Tracey is still on vacation, so the lovely and talented Melody is hosting Best Shot Monday again this week -- be sure to check it out!

24 comments:

Chaotic Joy said...

Amazing shots! Gorgeous boys.

Allie said...

These are wonderful! Definitely got your framers:)

Blueberry said...

these are great!

Mia's Mama said...

LOVE them all, and no fake smiles. Mia's been doing that a lot lately, too. As soon as the camera comes out...here come some of the oddest faces our child could make all in 'trying' to smile :)

Brittany said...

Success indeed! They look great!

Dawn said...

They are SO CUTE!! I love the first one. We had our son get his 1-year portrait taken this weekend and it was easier than I expected. But you'll hear more about that later on my blog.

Have a great week!

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I can totally relate to having a hard time capturing a frameable picture. When W.W. suddenly decides to be cute and smile big for the camera his face is covered with chocolate. :)

Glad the arboretum trip produced some great shots!

Jen said...

Those are amazing. Definitely frameable.

Donna Blessed Nest said...

perfect shots. Love his little smile! They are all wonderful. Love the brother shot!

chaoticfamily said...

Such sweet boys - they are all fantastic.

Megan said...

those are the shots you just want to look at again -- love that first one the best!

Mel said...

Love that first one! Great hair and nice bokeh, too...

Amanda said...

These are fantastic! I absolutely love the first one...thanks for sharing.

natalie said...

Be still my thundering heart!!! Is he gorgeous or WHAT???

Want to start making plans for an arranged marriage?

Oh, wait...never mind. You probably wouldn't want a whiny, pouty, fussy, foot-stomping daughter in law.

Jaimee said...

Maggie, these are awesome!! That bokeh is phenomenal!!

Christina said...

You definitely succeeded in your request for framers! They are so cute, and that first one is especially breathtaking. Bokeh=wow!

HipMomma said...

Great great job. The bokeh is niiiice.

Childlife said...

Oh these are great shots - such fabulous expressions! Your boys are such cuties :)

Stacy said...

What a couple of cuties - looks like you have some winning shots there! Love the bokeh in the background, too.

Golightly said...

They are all really nice!! I have a hard time with frameable shots too. He is adorable!

kim said...

We have the same BSM photos this week. (though I didn't post mine until just now :-) )
My BSM

kim said...

Forgot to say that I Love love love that first shot!

Maya said...

That's some good luck! And a natural smile there that you got! That's the hardest part!

MamaGeek said...

Wow, you are such a good portrait photographer (my WEAK area)! I love shots #1 and #3 because they instantly speak to my heart. What a CUTIE!!