Yesterday I took advantage of a break in the rain to let Joshua do some outdoor exploring. He loves grubbing about in leaves, moss, sticks, dirt and any other substance he can find in the great outdoors. Of course this entailed a complete wardrobe change afterward but I want to let Joshua be very boyish.
"This thing tastes very strange."
This one makes me laugh. What a hilarious face!
So proud of his accomplishment: "I found a stick in the leaf pile!"
Last week I got to visit my friend Kaylee and take some photos of the newest member of our church- Violet Louise Hicks. She's a very sweet, alert, little girl and I'm looking forward to her and Joshua becoming good friends.
Newborn photography is not as easy as many photo-blogs would lead you to believe. But I think we still captured a few priceless moments...
Isabella loves her new little sister.
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
One of our nicknames for Joshua is "The Forager". The literal meaning of foraging is when livestock search for provisions. Joshua is constantly looking for provisions; anything that can go in the mouth will go in the mouth. For Joshua, an outdoor fall photo shoot means an opportunity to eat sticks, leaves, and grass to his heart's content.
Yesterday I tried following Joe's advice of not "posing" the shot (which by the way is nearly impossible with Joshua anyway) and capturing Joshua in his natural habitat.
Here's a couple of my favorite shots. Afterward, I played around with some recently downloaded, free Photoshop actions to achieve a vintage film look.
No after-effects here. Just a close-up of my little explorer!