Friday, June 3, 2011

3 Little Monkeys

Oh my sweets . . . how I love them. It was time for some new portraits for the mantle so we got all gussied up and went down to the beach at sunset for a little summertime shoot on a bright sunny (and windy!) Chicago day.

I love this first one. It's a mom's dream. They aren't fighting or bickering or popping each other on the head . . . C is just being the protective big brother and the girls are nestled in. They aren't all like this, but these particular moments are treasured by every mama and bring a smile to my face. I love that I not only can treasure these moments in my heart but remember them in print. Ahh, the joys of being a photographer. . .
I made these pinwheels with double-sided scrapbook paper and love the touch of whimsy they add to the image. I'm thinking these will make an appearance again in future shoots.

I have silly kids, in case anybody was wondering. My 6 year old is a complete ham and rarely can take anything seriously. Getting these monkeys to sit still and look at the camera is just not all that realistic. I figure, get a few of those shots as quickly as possible and then, by all means, let 'em be who they are. I'm always looking for the authentic moment as a photographer because at the end of the day, those are the images that really matter. Love this next series. We laughed A LOT!

Another failed attempt to get them to stand together and smile. I'm glad I failed. This image is a framer and I'm thankful for the capture.

Have a great weekend everyone! Hope you can get out there and enjoy the beach!


  1. These are just too adorable! Great job, as always, Christine!

  2. So so so so so so so so great. love those kids like my own. do i see mascara on those gorgeous lashes??? ;) amazing.

  3. Love these pictures - how could I not?! AND I definitely need to get my girls to the beach. Wish we lived a hop, skip and a jump from it vs. out in the burbs.

  4. love love love love love! your girls are so dang beautiful, just like their momma!!! cade is becoming such a... TEEN! it's so crazy, but i love it! miss you all!

  5. Thank you ladies! I feel so lucky to live near the beach now. It is wonderful this time of year!