Friday, March 19, 2010

Red Sweaters

On our living room wall hangs a picture of two small boys in matching red sweaters.
When that picture was taken, the boys who fit into those sweaters were Josiah (3 years old) and David (a few months old); and they were, of course, the only boys we had at the time. To this day, I love that picture dearly.

Now that two more boys have been added to our family, I couldn't resist the opportunity to take pictures of them in the same matching red sweaters that their big brothers once wore. It dawned on me the other day that I'd better do that now because next winter won't work since Shav will have outgrown his little sweater. So even though tomorrow is the official beginning of spring, I dressed them in these winter outfits today, just so I could do a little photo shoot with them.

Getting a 2 year-old and an 8 month-old to both look at the camera and smile when I was ready to take a picture was next to impossible, as any mother who has ever attempted such a thing can attest to. So I barely tried to make that happen, instead snapping pictures of the boys interacting in various ways with each other. Here are the results:

The one thing that comes through loud and clear to me in these pictures is...



Jeff Fisher said...

Wow! Those are great shots! I love them!

Valerie said...


bekahcubed said...

Agreed--they are pretty cute!

Polly said...

Those are adorable and beautiful photos! How did you get that background?! The sweaters passed-down are so great! Well done....the boys are just so sweet!

Davene said...

Thank you, everyone, for the kind compliments!!

Polly, for the background, I just used a black sheet that I bought at Walmart for a few dollars. After I took the photos, I used Picasa's photo editing software to darken the pictures so that no lines or wrinkles or texture or anything from the sheet is visible. I'm no pro when it comes to photo editing; in fact, I don't know much at all about it...but the minimal stuff I do really makes a big difference in photos like these.

Margie said...

I LOVE these shots. Thanks for the tips about how you accomplished the look. You really captured the essences of the boys.