Two words to describe two very different boys. As Trey and I perused the portraits we had taken earlier this month, vainly attempting to narrow down dozens of shots to just a handful for purchase, we were both struck by how much Davis's and Addison's personalities came through each photograph. Addison was quick to engage the photographer, laughing heartily at her silly antics, his enthusiasm and exuberance for life fairly radiating out each pore. Davis took more time to warm up. He was cautious and uncertain who this crazy woman was, but once he relaxed the wry smile and devilish twinkle in his eye belied his own restrained brand of joie de vivre. I love these differences, and the photograph above completely captures it.
The portrait studio we used had a special going on, one pose for $9.99 which came with a boatload of prints. We chose this photo for the special.
The block pictures begged for black and white, a little tribute to their upcoming birthdays in February. I love how Davis's feet dangle and don't quite reach the floor.
I've framed the two photos side-by-side in a single frame with a double 5x7 matte, which hangs proudly over my dresser.
Again, you can just see Addison's penchant for infectious laughter. He is, indeed, a merry child.
Don't let the angelic pose fool you. He is definitely trouble.
When I first saw this photo, it took my breath away. My little baby has completely disappeared and left a toddler in his place.
We loved this shot because it showed their height difference so dramatically.
A little brotherly love. The rest of the photos are in the Holloway Boys Portraits 2009.