the carnival :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

as a kid one of my all time favorite things to look forward to was the carnival.
I love it all...the lights, the kettle corn and cotton candy...
the ferris wheel that made you feel like you could see the entire town!
and the swings...oh, how I loved the swings...almost as if you could fly!
so, needless to say I was more than just a little excited to hear that the carnival was coming downtown.
from my office at liberty market I could see the giant cranes lifting up the soon to be lit rides and giant ferris wheel.
yup, I felt like I was ten again counting down the days to get to go to the carnival.

it was only fitting that this family would be my first ever carnival session.
I love, love, LOVE getting to photograph them year after year...for a lot of reasons...
gina is as classy as ever, danny still has more swagger in his pinky than most men do, hayden is more and more a stunning lady like her mom and kyle suprises me with his super duper blue eyes every session!
but mostly, mostly because of jack. :)
I've written about him in past sessions and this session didn't disappoint.
way back when when I taught preschool, jack was one of my first students...
high energy and ALL boy...a quick favorite of mine.
weekly I would hear "mrs. driesbach?  I love you." even while sitting in time out :)
then at this session, totally on accident as he was leaving he said "love you!"
but then blushed and stumbled saying "I mean I like you."
made my whole week!
I simply smiled at the no longer little boy and said "it's okay jack, I still love you too."
and off he ran off to grow up for another year. :)

love seeing his expression watching the roller coaster go around :)


Garys Garden said...

Baylee is going to squeal when she sees these. The carnival is her dream wedding location.

elizabeth said...

BEAUITUFL! Seriously...LOVED the first shot with the sun right behind the boy looking STRAIGHT at the camera...killer shot. What a beautiful session.

Linny Jane Vintage said...

that fam is stylin! So fun Jen:)

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