You two … one minute you’re fighting like crazy, and the next you’re snuggling on the couch. You’re bickering one moment, and you’re giggling together the next. I guess that dichotomy is part and parcel of being sisters.
When you’re four years old, there’s magic to be found in everything.
I always knew he’d be a terrific father, but watching my brother take such an active part in his girls’ lives makes me so very proud of the Dad he has become.
On this crisp Dutch morning, I found Jim and Samuel happily ensconsed in the living room watching Sesame Street. There was something about the serenity of the scene, their peaceful faces bathed in buttery golden light, I couldn’t help but reach for my camera.
In the moments before this shot, Audrey warned Logan that he couldn’t chase Eddie like he was chasing Jack-Jack. Like all toddlers, he asked why, and was told it’s because Eddie was mostly blind. Logan crouched down, cupped Eddie’s face in his chubby, dimpled little hands, and gazed at him with such sweetness and sorrow.
Not only was this a great challenge just to get me scrapping, but it’s the boot in the pants I needed to start a project that I’ve been thinking about for a couple years! I’ve got a Pinterest board I’ve been using to collect quotes that are words of advice for my stepdaughter and nieces. I’ve been wanting to create an album where I combine the quotes with short essays where I explain why I feel it’s good advice or sharing some of my personal experience.
She’s all tangled curls and wide grins, her braces festooned with neon bands.
There’s something about the age of 5 that’s simply magical.
This past weekend, I had the immense pleasure of photographing the wedding of my niece, Beth. My wedding gift to Beth and Aaron was the photography, but I wanted to give them something tangible before the ceremony. Beth’s flowers were calla lilies, and while in California with Jim the week prior, I spotted two lone calla lilies in the gardens of the Winchester Mystery House. As I fired up my macro lens, I knew immediately I would use the photos to create something for Beth and Aaron. This is the result.
Yesterday, I spent a fantastically fun morning with my best friend, Audrey, and her 4-year-old daughter, Tegan. We’ve been talking about doing this since Tegan was a baby, and we finally made it happen; we dressed her up in Mommy’s wedding gown and took pictures in my studio!
Let’s get to know each other a little better, shall we? My parents named me Angela Michele Flinn. Since my marriage in 2008, I’m Angie Flinn Key (not hyphenated, please; “Flinn” is now legally my middle name). I’m Angie, never Angela, since hearing that name instantly makes me feel like a naughty child. (“Angela Michele Flinn, GET IN HERE NOW!”) So call me Angie, please. 🙂