Auntie Liz asked if I would be available for a spontaneous portrait session with her two adorable nephews. Two? as in twins?? Absolutely, I said! Who says no to identical two year old twin boys? I’m so glad I was available because I smiled for their entire session. They never stopped moving . . . never . . . riding bikes, jumping, running . . . it was a non stop GO fest! Even Spiderman and Princess Ladybug couldn’t slow these two down . . .
They did, however, present an interesting dilemma . . . I couldn’t . . . can’t . . . tell them apart! So, this post is in hopes that I somehow managed to capture a few great photos of BOTH of them! Hmmmmm . . . same . . . or different . . . haha
They have SUPER fun bikes! There aren’t any pedals, and let me tell you, these two are FAST on two wheels! They literally ride their bikes all over the place – feet up on the frame & zippedy doo da they’re off! I’d watch them push off and ride in circles . . . and they’re not even 3 years old yet!
no worries – they wear helmets
and really cool shoes!
So, I’m not kidding when I say they didn’t stop moving. We finally hung them from a tree to keep them in one place long enough for a photo. Just kidding! Auntie Liz & Auntie Janet were holding them the entire time . . .
We also tried using a really cool rock, but, alas, it wasn’t cool enough . . .
Hiking them up on shoulders was another fun attempt . . . it lasted for a few seconds . . . long enough to get a few shots . . .
You wouldn’t get these in a studio . . . no sir . . .
Nope. You get these when energy is allowed to run free. When space and movement come together to set joy free. When a two year old smile is natural, bright and expressed in twinkling eyes. You get these when you make time for boys being . . . well . . . boys! Active, full of life, and not the least bit interested in portraits! These are the best times . . . when there is so much life to live you just can’t stop to waste one precious minute. I’m so glad I was able to share this time with them! I’m even more glad I was able to stop time for their parents! Those bikes will be too small soon . . . too soon . . . and the days of watching two adorable boys zip around will pass by too quickly. Pause. Live it with them . . . and, know that when the bikes are bigger, the photos will be there to help you remember when they were small. They’ll be there Today. Everlasting.
oh my were!! these guys are so cute!!! loved the energy they showed!
Hilda Burke says
They are too cute!!! You’ve captured some really great expressions. The B&W is my favorite. Great work 🙂
I have said this before and I mean it: you do not just take a picture–you capture memories.
Sooooo fun!! These kiddos are ADORABLE! What a fun session! It will be neat for the boys to look back on too, and remember their Aunts holding them up in trees! haha!
LOVE LOVE LOVE these pictures! You caught so many great expressions on the boys, thank you!
Auntie liz says
I just can not stop looking at this post. You captured personalities and just plane il fun!
Niki Johnson says
Beautiful boys, beautiful pictures, beautiful memories…..simply beautiful! I cannot wait to have a few framed on my wall. 🙂 ~Auntie Niki
Troy Johnson says
Ditto what Niki said! We want pictures, so lets gets some comments here & win you that 16×20. Amazing boys & obviously, an amazing photographer. Love the action shots!
Oh these pictures are fantastic!!!!! 🙂
Maxine Evans says
Beautiful, happy boys! I just love them!
Jennifer Wilcox says
They are so full of big happy smiles! They must have really enjoyed their photo shoot!
Wendy Terry says
Oh Traci these pics are beautiful!!! The photographer really did a great job capturing the boys and getting both of them smiling at the same time. Miss y’all in AR. Good luck on the contest; it will be hard to pic just one print!!
Starla Wise says
I can imagine this was a busy shoot! You did a great job!
Grandma Marla says
The pics are adorable – as are my grandbabies! The photos turned out wonderful. They are definitely moving targets! Always on the go!
That is just way too much fun! Lovely photography as always!
Jackie T says
What special moments for these brothers. (And I looooove the green and blue color scheme!)
Wow! Fantastic job capturing these special boys!!!