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Will you marry me?

Gabe and Claire are at a fun age right now.  To be honest, I’ve loved every stage and age since they’ve been born, but that’s besides the point.  Gabe is growing right before our eyes and has a special place in his heart for Claire–most of the time…I won’t mention that he has a poster on his door that says, “Claire needs to stay out of my room.” :).  Anyway, Claire is very much into the princess stage right now and has actually asked Gabe to marry her…several times.  He, of course, declined, so Claire decided she would settle with Jeremy.:)

A few weekends back (we didn’t have a wedding), I decided it was time to grab some photos of the kids…since I have only taken candids the majority of 2011.  Bad mom.  Anyway, we went out and I was hoping to walk away with just a few photos.  I guess you could say they surprised me…to a whole new level.  They hammed it up from the beginning.  When I asked them to dance (if you follow our photography blog then you know that I have an obnoxious way of dancing with the kids, so they are quite familiar with how the process works :), they obliged and gave me so much more than dancing….smiles, laughter, dipping, twirling.  It was the sweetest thing to watch…I almost forgot to take pictures of it.  Well, the part that stole my heart was when Claire said, “Gabe!  You’re my prince and I’m your princess!”  Oh, how I melted…right there.  I knew then that these photos would capture my heart again and again as they passed through each stage of their sweet lives.  Even though they antagonize each other at times, they really do love to be together.  Our prayer is that their little friendship will continue to grow with each passing year.  I couldn’t be a prouder mom…so very blessed.

This little session only lasted about 15-20 minutes…that was all I needed.  And, I am SO glad that I took a few minutes to stop and capture them where they are right now.  I can’t believe how much they have changed over the summer.  There are many times where I carry guilt about taking time to share personal pictures when there is so much editing/work to do for our clients.  However, I realize that there times when inspiration can be found from within.  Capturing these moments of Gabe and Claire have reminded me how important it is document their lives.  I am beyond thankful for the many that have entrusted us to capture memories of their families that can be remembered for years to come.  Sharing these photos has given me an extra push for all that is on the to-do list.  I can’t wait to share more of our clients in the coming days/weeks on the CPD blog.

 

Cara - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THEM lots!September 7, 2011 – 9:20 pm

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