I scheduled the boys birthday pics almost 3 months ago. With their birthdays being in November we have to compete with everyone wanting Holiday pics. So, I emailed Heather of Cute and Classy Photography so she could get us on the books early.
Now, in order to do pictures right, the boys needed birthday shirts and for me to be able to buy birthday shirts I needed to decided on a theme for their birthday party. Why is this so difficult? I think part of my problem is that I have 2 boys that are not twins! So, to me, it's not one birthday party. It's a joint birthday party for two separate occasions. I went back and forth....Mickey Mouse, Planes~Trains~Automobiles, barn yard. I just couldn't make a decisions. I search Etsy for hours and hours trying to find that one thing to inspire me and I finally ran across this. It was simple, boyish, she could ship it within 2 days, and it was affordable. What I loved most though was I could worry about a "theme" later. I also needed a nicer outfit for each of them to take pictures in. Luckily, I already had a few things in the closet so I just had to match them up.
We met Heather down in the Stockyards on Sunday afternoon. It was a beautiful day, perfect for outdoor pictures. Our fall has been unusually warm but I'm not complaining. My goal was to get individual pics and both boys together. I just wanted ONE good one of the two of them. Seth is nightmare when it comes to taking pictures. Everyone keeps telling me that it's his age and it will get better. I sure hope they're right. Seth just wanted to run around, climb on everything, and not look at the camera. Caleb was a breeze compared to big brother. J went with us, I couldn't handle it on my own, but he had no idea how to help. In the end it didn't matter. Heather is so great at what she does that she was able to capture some amazing shots of both of them.
And the only way we were able to get them both to sit down and stay still was to break out the cake.
Their birthdays are not for a few more weeks but keep an eye out for the Party Post.