Monday, April 23, 2012

1st un-official/official Jax photo shoot~ {take one}

Did I confuse you guys enough?!
My 1st un-official/official Jaxy shoot...?
Well, I just meant that I "sort of" planned this little experience photo shoot of my favorite lil guy.
I finally have my slr, & one CUTE little subject to photo!
Plus, he (my 3 year old) kind of listened to mommy's instructions...

(Lol... basically that just means I was able to get him to not run the other direction, for about 3 minutes!)
my secret tip... I was asking him these CRAZY questions that he REALLY had to think hard about!
Example: "Jaxy, if you were an elephant... would you want to wear polka dot swim trunks, blue trunks w/ pink flowers... OR a great red pair of red Toms shoes?!"

HAhaaa... I'm a big meanie. BUT... it sort of worked, & he thought my questions were quite amusing!

(Hey, I'll do just about anything to get a good picture, especially of my little monkey!)


Lol. Pretty sure this was the "elephant" question. Hmmm?!)


Ahhh... this was the MOST fun.
Besides being a mommy, Photography is no doubt my passion.
I can't wait to see where this journey takes me!

Jaxy shoot~ {Take 2} coming tomorrow
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Sweet Shot DayLive, Love, TRAVELand
 then, she {snapped}

23 comments:

Dina Lettre said...

These are really sweet, Melanie. Great job!

Sarahmumof3 said...

good luck with your photography adventure, I would love to get my hands on a 'proper' camera photography is my passion too but due to my lack of funds and terribly cheap point and shoot it will have to remain just my hobby

See Jamie blog said...

He is CUTE! I adore all the different expressions, not just "cheese" shots.

Amy said...

Aw girl these are FANTASTIC! I do that with Torch ALLLLL the time! :) just take him somewhere and get what I can get! :) Beautiful! and love the tip of asking silly questions!

Candace Chitwood said...

Adorable! What a great way to get him to stay still.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

You did a great job!!!!!! Love the expressions- I am going to have to use those when I start taking pics of other people's kids.

Honey Mommy said...

What a cutie!

It is HARD getting good pictures of little ones. My daughter is one and walking all over the place. It is hard to get a good shot when she won't even stand still. Plus she avoids looking at the camera at all costs!

Love, Chelsea said...

Love his crooked little smile!

Jen said...

So cute! Love the idea of the questions. I'm going to attempt a 3 year shoot with Jae, so I may have to use that trick!

Jaymi said...

Great shots! I love all the colors! His green shirt really pops against the blue door, and the red brick, and gray cement! Very cool!

Karli @ The Bonnie 5 said...

Woa wait a sec! Jax is older than TT??!! I had no idea! Oh he is just too CUTE!!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE the location for your photo session! That blue door is AMAZING and now I'm going to hunt down my own blue door! :-) So perfect for him... and the pics just make me plain old happy!!!!! You did an AWESOME JOB!!! xoxo

Elena said...

You're funny, you stumped him with the elephant question huh? Love all of these shots; can't choose a favorite!

Susan said...

Great job Melanie!! I love the location you chose, those blue doors really make Jax's gorgeous blue eyes pop. I'll have to remember your trick with those good questions :)

misc.alaina said...

Such cute shots of your handsome guy! Cool red shoes!!

kyna... said...

I'm smitten with him...I love his smile, his eyes, his cute little mischievous face...you can totally tell he always means well...even if he does happen to have a mishap with momma's jewelry :-(
♥ Kyna

happy me said...

The 4th one down is Grandma's favorite; that particular face is one I see a LOT of! ;)

OOO & XXX Jaxy!

G-Ma

inspiredbyfamilymag.com said...

Love it! So glad you joined in on our Mommy Moments Photo challenge! Good Luck!
A couple of reminders:
-Remember the image that is on the linky is the one were judging for the challenge.
- Write the Day on the linky.
- Make sure you have followed both host: http://inspiredbyfamilymag.com/ & http://www.thehollierogue.com/
- Still have 17 days to get your 12 days of photos!!!
-ENJOY!!!!
Mari

rachel said...

great job getting him to sit still for 3 minutes! I can NEVER get charlie to look at me...unless I tell him NOT to look at me, but even then it's for a split second until he figures out I tricked him so I have to be super fast. : )

...melody... said...

Totally adorable photos of your son! I love your tip on asking the crazy questions! :) Definitely one to keep in the arsenal when I have kids someday.

Becky said...

Awe, these are great, Mel! I know how you feel, about photography, it makes me giddy!! I can't wait to see where it takes you either!!

MG Atwood said...

That crooked little smile is so sweet! Nicely done!

MG Atwood said...

That crooked little smile is so sweet! Nicely done!

Sarah said...

Love that blue door in the background! You did awesome!!