Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Re-creating My Favorite Picture

The above picture is my all-time favorite of my three kids. The photo was taken while sitting on our front steps on the 4th of July in 2007. I love their sun-kissed cheeks, Madison's darling freckles and Tyler's bleach blonde hair. I even find that Grant's ear smooched by Tyler's face to be very adorable. So, I decided to try to re-create this photo, now three years later. All for the sake of creating a cool charm made by Sarah at Brown Dog Studio.

It wasn't easy.
Madison said that the sun was too bright for her eyes.
Tyler had to sneeze, probably due to that sunlight that bothered Madison.
We decided to take a break for fifteen minutes to allow Madison's eyes to adjust. We also decided to change Madison's hair a little. Grant is giving me one finger because he said, "Only one more, mom!"
Grant was serious too. I told him, "No...one more, until I get it right." This caused some serious giggling. I really appreciated that they humored me on this one.
But I think I got it close enough this time. Tyler's smile isn't my favorite, but it will have to do.

6 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

Cute kids! I think Tyler's smile is great for a teenage boy!

Sarah said...

Oh, isn't the photo thing so "fun" to do:) I'm happy to be part of your photo shoot...it will be a great photo/memory to work with!

Mindee said...

The first pic isn't showing up for me but if it's as cute as the re-creation attempts, I'll bet it's adorable.

Teachinfourth said...

I love the one where Grant is leaning forward! Good job in your recreation.

Connie said...

The joys of capturing the perfect photo of kids! You did a great job but then you have some pretty cute subjects to photograph!

missy said...

fun post! it's gonna be a darling charm thanks to those cutie kids.