Mooresville Child Photographer : Ginger Beauty

I love red hair.  I do.  Two of my H's from the last post had beautiful red hair, too.  I have just enough of a slight red tint to my hair to really make me want more.  Enough beautiful (and super sweet) B.... 

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Huntersville Family Photographer : Biscuits

When I learned I was pregnant with my youngest, my eldest was 7 months old. Around the same time, I read quote by this by E.W. Howe: "Raising children is like making biscuits: it is as easy to raise a big batch as one, while you have your hands in the dough."  I loved it then, and I think it is fitting for this family. C & R have five beautiful children with another on the way. When you think about the kind of parents you would want for a family with six children, you would be imagining C & R. Seriously, they are amazing. Calm, but also excited. Fun, but also reverent. It was a joy to spend time with them. We had a our session a while ago, but I have been a bad blogger!
Meet the H family...
Thanks again, guys!  Loved it!!  So excited for you!

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Cornelius Newborn Photographer : Little Princess

Look at this little pumpkin doodle!  Baby E is just so cute!  Her big brothers are just as adorable.

How precious are her brothers? 

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I ♥ Faces : Play

This is one of my favorite images. I loved being part of F's world as he played and explored during our session.

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Things Dad does not want for Father's Day:

A tie - Sorry, but he just doesn't.  I don't know who started this or when, but it's not a good idea.

Tools - He wants to pick out his own tools after crazy amounts of research and/or borrow them from a friend, if he wants them at all.

Funny boxers -

Golf accessories - First, make sure he IS a golfer.  I don't know why retailers think Father's Day = Golf Stuff. Second, I think this goes along with the tools.  He wants to pick this out on his own.

So what's a family to do?

#1 Dad mug - Perennial fav whether he drinks coffee or not and much better than the #1 Dad shirt, which might or might not get accidentally lost.  Whether he admits it or not, the mug is kind of expected, but not in a tie or tool way.  If you are in the Charlotte area, make it even more special at Meg-Art.  Tell 'em Candy sent ya.  It won't get you any discounts; just them I said hello.

Food - Whether you make it at home or go to a restaurant, you can't go wrong with something special for the big guy.

Artwork from the kids if they are small - If they are not, a stick figure from your 13 old is not what he has in mind.

Time, time, time - That could mean time with or without the family.  Don't judge.  It's his day.

Okay, time to get serious.  No matter what you do, be sure to tell him you love him (lots).

If you still need ideas (just trying to help [you didn't think I'd be serious for long, did you?]), you can give him a gift certificate for a session.  Your little guys won't be little for long, and you'll want to document those adoring eyes before they start rolling.  I will leave you with this (no pressure):

Dads, if you are reading this, it's okay to say that you want pictures of your kids.  Bonus: Big points for you!

I ♥ Faces : Bare feet

Oh, I ♥ Faces, you are speaking my language!  It's a little strange, but I love photographing feet, especially teeny, tiny baby feet.  And little kid feet in the sand.  Also, a whole family's feet.  See what I mean?  This image, though, is none of those and I love it because of that (more feet!) and (mainly) because my eldest was about this age when I was pregnant with my youngest.  It makes me smile...and sigh...and remember those lightning fast days when I was pregnant and the mother of one, then two, very young boys...days that didn't seem lightning fast at the time, but I long for them now.
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 This week's challenge is spotlighting Soles 4 Souls.
About Soles 4 Souls:
Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. The charity distributes these shoes free of charge to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 7 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently donating one pair every 9 seconds.) The shoes have been distributed to people in over 125 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States. Soles4Souls has been featured in Runner's World, Ladies’ Home Journal, National Geographic’s Green Guide, and The New York Times. It has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, BBC, CNN and thousands of regional news outlets across North America. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS and donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Anyone can join our cause, and we need your help.