Wednesday, June 2, 2010


"OK Lily Baby, it's your turn. Can you come on over here so I can get a few pictures of you?

"No, I do not care if you don't want to. Sweetheart. Less talk. More action. Get over here Babe. Love you."

"Oh. So that's how it's going to be. Here's the deal. I'll take a few shots. You'll cooperate. It will be short and sweet, and you'll be off and playing again in two snaps."

"Lily, come stand out here, where I'm pointing. Now please. See, there's this thing called a Shallow Depth of Field. I want that. Because it's ideal for portraits, Lily, and it disguises things, like the very unideal location we're in right now. But it's the only place where there's any shade and we need to be here. So I've made my peace with the unideal location because I just want some quick sweet shots of each of you. But I want that Bokeh, Baby, so get over here and get far away from the ugly under-grown bush's focal plane."

"Oooh, No. You are so not going there."

"Lily. Do not go there. This is so simple. Just a good attitude and in less than 2 minutes, we'll be done, and you can go play. Isn't that what you want? Get on the cooperation wagon, please."

"Lily. Seriously."

"Oh, you did not just go there. Seriously Lily. Seriously."

"You know now it's taking waaay longer than either of us wants to admit. It could have been so simple. And now it's taken us like, 10 minutes, after that sidebar you had to have with Daddy after getting hot and spicy with me."

"But, he did say I would choose the consequence. My choice: You put the kibosh on the 'tude, and give me something good. Right now."

"Good enough for me."

I love you Lily.


Colleen said...

Lol! I love this series that you are doing with the kids. They are all beautiful. And no matter how dreadful she might have thought that moment was, they are pictures that you'll treasure.

Rachel said...

I know that conversation!

Keri said...

Looks like Lily has taken lessons from my kids!

Don't worry, you'll look back at these and laugh someday :)

Miranda said...

Oh my gosh, I love these so much!

Amy said...

Now that was good!
Pretty sure I am there daily..Great pics!!