This year we decided to approach our photo session a little differently. The past couple of sessions we've had Donna & I broke a sweat trying to keep up or catch 3 boys running all over the place. With the help of my good friend & photographer, Kareen we decided on a location that would hold the boys' interest. Since Kareen still lives in our old 'home' town of Mt Dora, just outside Orlando she scoped out the scene for us. She found & old train caboose sitting next to the railroad tracks in Mt Dora & I knew it would be the perfect spot to hold our little train lovers attention.
Unfortunately the session did not go off without a hitch. Three hours into our 4 hour drive to Donnas parents that weekend I realized I had forgotten our picture outfits, ALL of them, the boys' Donnas & mine. They were hanging in the doorway of the closet, so they didn't get wrinkled & so I wouldn't forget them but I did :( We looked around a little to see if we could find something quickly that would do, but I spent weeks finding & coordinating non-matching outfits for each of us. My bonus mom, Marie tried to come to the rescue with the clothes she had got the boys for their birthday. After trying to find one more shirt to coordinate with 2 of the shirts she had bought, I realized it wasn't going to work, the train was grey & the shirts were primarily grey. So we decided to just work with the clothes we had brought rather than spend more money & give ourselves a headache.
The other hitch in the plan was that I wanted some photos of the boys with Donnas parents & with Marie. Donnas dad has been having some issues since his bladder cancer surgery that have kept him from straying far from home, so they couldn't make it for pictures. Marie did though & can't wait to see how all the photos turned out.
Other than that the session was great! The boys played on & around the train for quite some time. We walked around Mt Dora letting the boys play in the fountains we came across & just enjoyed a quiet Sunday morning in the little town we called home for 6 years. It's funny how even quaint little historic towns change so much in just a couple of years.
So here are the sneak peeks Karren shared with us earlier this week. She took over 400 photos & said that most of them turned out well, so she has her work cut out for her narrowing them down & getting them edited. I especially can't wait to see how our family photos turned out & the photos with Grandma! :)