Last Saturday morning Kenny, Riley, and I drove out to City Park to meet Jennifer of Twirl Photography for another family photo shoot. Hard to believe almost two years had passed since we last saw her!
QP, UJ, Aunt Elena, and Uncle Bill gave us another Twirl gift certificate for Christmas 2011 but I decided that I wanted to wait until I was big and pregnant with Sprout before using it. Jennifer graciously agreed to extend the expiration, and we decided on last weekend for the shoot.
Although a bit chilly and windy, it was an absolutely glorious morning to spend outdoors wandering around the park. Nopsi came with us to help with the boy, and he also used my camera to capture some “behind-the-scenes” pictures.
I’ll also let you in on a little secret: I was armed with a bag full of candy corn to encourage the boy to cooperate and smile for our hour-long session. I lost count of how many he consumed. We should have gotten a picture documenting that bribery!
As we were winding up the shoot and getting ready to leave, we stumbled upon a small gathering of classic car enthusiasts, and one of the owners let Riley climb all over the inside of his car. Very fun, for Riley as well as for Kenny and Nopsi, who enjoyed looking at all of the cool old cars. I bet Nopsi really misses seeing the Art Car Parade every year in Houston!
After Jennifer left us, Riley wanted to climb up the steps of the Museum of Art again, and Nopsi got these great shots of the boy playing peek-a-boo behind one of the huge stone urns before we went back to the car.
Unfortunately, shortly after that bit of fun, Riley awkwardly slid down a few of the steps and got a nasty brush burn on his side. No amount of juice, animal crackers, or playground time could stop him from crying and saying, “You hurt, you hurt.” Poor thing.
However, he was mostly better by the next morning, although he did complain once or twice. I was glad for that since I knew he’d have an activity-filled day.
So our second family photo shoot was a huge success. It was great working with Jennifer again, and we couldn’t have asked for better weather.
I should have the CD of Jennifer’s pictures by the end of next week, so I’ll do another post once I’ve had the chance to go through them. (For a little sneak peek, check out her blog here.) After looking at all of the great photos Nopsi got, I can’t wait to see what she captured.