the last time i met up with these littles i brought live chicks. not kidding.
their moms are a part of a seriously awesome stroller strides group. not only do they workout together, but they also have activities outside of the weekly workouts: baby showers, parties, luncheons, boutique fairs, and bi maybe tri annual pictures. every time i associate with these women (and their children) i leave feeling uplifted because i laughed a little harder, shared my heart a little more, and felt loved a little deeper. i want to be a part of their group of “sweaters” because i feel so connected to them as mothers and people trying to make a difference in the lives of their children,and in the world around us. (my busy schedule keeps me from joining, but i totally- wholeheartedly would, otherwise.) they are good people with good hearts, and gorgeous children with great personalities. these babies are lucky to have those mommies.
like i said, the last time we met was in the spring. i wrangled up some live chicks and with the help of some friends kept everything, chicks and kids, in the coup. this year we decided to keep things a bit more contained; i didn’t find any livestock to incorporate into the shoot. just a rad barrel and some darling monkeys.
this little brother wasn’t so sure about being called a monkey in a barrel:
good thing he had brother:
one of the newest striders:
lena had zero fear of the chicks last time, but surprisingly wasn’t too sure of the barrel this time. we worked for this one, all of us :
a big strider:
two teeny tiny striders:
that little strider with her mommy (how rare are these pictures? aren’t we usually the ones snapping? i love to have pictures of me with my babes.)
and that mommy’s first baby:
and a lovely and
who is getting ready to be a big sis to the littlest strider:
gorgeous expectant strider:
i know, it’s not fair…
and the strider who kept asking me, “where’s the chickens?” so amazing how they remember:
this is how i felt as we wrapped up both days of shooting:
thank you all for the opportunity to photograph such sweetness that comes from such great homes. may your fall be full of everything you love, kj