I'm impressed. Not so much impressed by Mister A, who was an unwilling, uncooperative subject for this morning's chilly crack of dawn photo shoot. But I AM impressed by Libby of Libby Ann Photography, because she still managed to capture some great shots of our little guy. It wasn't an easy job. He refused to smile unless a Puff was offered up, he ran whichever direction we weren't wanting him to go, he wasn't into being held, he pooped his pants, and as a final, photo shoot ending gesture, he slid down a wet, muddy hill on his face and came up screaming, covered in dirt and grass and snot. He was NOT happy, I was a little embarrassed, and I think J was just really, really ready to run off to work. Our photographer kindly pretended like this is how every normal family photo session ends. (Thanks, Libby.)
For the record, I don't blame the kid for his behavior, really. It was nap time, it was so cold that his nose turned red, and well, the park isn't made for dressing up and smiling pretty. It's made for running and playing and doing things that BOYS do (eating dirt and grass, mainly).
Anyway, all that to say that I was VERY relieved to see these shots and to know this morning's work was worthwhile! (Even if this first shot made me cry. Where, oh where, did my baaaaby go? That's a big boy in that picture! ::sniffle::)
Libby shared these three of Anderbug as a "sneak peek" and we'll see the rest of our session within a few weeks. We had her take plenty of pictures of all three (point five) of us as well, but we're keeping those under wraps until we decide on a Christmas card photo- don't want to send out a card with an "old news" photo!