We had our family portraits done this weekend, for the first time since shortly after Goose was born. I have a tonne of pictures of the lils, many with Willy, and even a couple with me, but only one of the four of us together. It was time.
The entire process was very entertaining for the lils. Sara, from Sara McConnell Photography, arrived early to set up. They both peppered her with questions about everything that she was doing, and she patiently answered each one. Having two lil people of her own must have prepared her for this. They were fascinated by the lights, the stands, the hockey bag that she stows her gear in, the different noises that her camera made… The newness of it all was SO INTERESTING.
Hands down the best part of the day (for them) was the square of the paper backdrop that she left behind taped to the floor. They have spent hours since she left happily drawing on the paper. They’ve been allowed to leave the markers out and come and go as they please, which is a big step for all of us, especially me. I mean leaving markers out for the lils to use when ever they wanted? In the livingroom?
It’s gone amazingly well. We’ve only had one incident where they went off the paper, and had to be reminded of where to draw. And where NOT to draw.