Are you the mother of a boy? I must admit, I was not prepared for all the joys that this special group is privy to. Perhaps I use the term 'joys' loosely. Boys are challenging in a very different way. I'm pretty sure its not just my son who is like this, but here is a brief rundown of life with Mr 3-and-a-half:
Dirty, messy, noisy. Walks past something and kicks it, for no apparent reason. Smashes stuff. Breaks stuff. Curious beyond measure. Picks up every filthy piece of rubbish off the side of the road as if its the most interesting jewel in the world. Cannot resist throwing sticks or pebbles. Climbs like a monkey. Obsessed with diggers.
Unclear what his chosen career path might be some day, but we're thinking something in Demolition.
I joke of course - what I didn't expect, when this little baby boy was placed in my arms 3.5 years ago, was just how loving and affectionate he would grow to be. My cuddly little dude. He constantly climbs onto our laps, blessing us with "squishy hugs" (where the receiver is squeezed as tightly as possible) and gives big smacking kisses right on the chops. I might be in the middle of telling him off for something, and he will stop me in my tracks, through his tears, to ask for a 'huggle'...
Are your boys like that?
We also have a beautiful, amazing and loving girl too, not quite as cuddly but with many other endearing qualities which I love and will talk more about in future.
So I had the pleasure recently of doing a morning photo shoot with TWO gorgeous boys, aged 2.5 and 5 months. It was a little bit cool on this particular morning but they handled it like superstars and quickly warmed up. I think the secret to shooting this age group is to just keep talking - you capture the most amazing expressions and learn some fascinating things along the way too haha!
The very handsome Zac
Beau - super cuteness x 3
And the most beautiful smiles, so gorgeous!
And a big wave goodbye!
Thank you gorgeous boys, for a fun shoot!
Hilary Hudson Photography. Natural Light Newborn and Families Photographer based in Tamborine, QLD. Australia.