If you haven’t noticed my favorite pictures are pictures of the boys together. I love watching their interactions and I do the best I can to snap photos of those interactions. I love knowing that when they are older they will have so many pictures of them together and that Dustin and I will have so many to look back on. But as far as posed pictures go it is pretty difficult to get a great shot for a few reasons.
1. It’s hard to get both boys to look.
2. It’s hard for both or one of the boys to keep still.
3. One of them, usually Reid, gets a little overwhelmed with the sweetness of them being together.
And 4. Again, one of them doesn’t usually want to keep still.
And by the way, this is one of my favorite pictures because it so accurately sums up what it is like trying to get a picture. I don’t call Everett my busy, on the go boy for nothing and since he usually won’t keep still most posed shots he is either holding something or I place his arm around Reid to distract him. But I also love this picture because the expression on Reid’s face makes me laugh every time.
Getting a great (and by great I mean both boys sitting still, looking at the camera and smiling) posed shot definitely doesn’t always work but when it does I may or may not pat myself on the back and congratulate myself on the success. It takes about a hundred takes, distractions, acting silly and lots of patience. So when I am running low patience or have to reserve it for more serious situations or the boys are being particularly sweet with each other I grab the camera and snap away. And the other day that just so happened to occur. The being sweet with each other I mean.
Reid adores his big brother and is often reaching out to grab him.
Sometimes Everett likes it but other times he is either not so sure or just plain annoyed.
But if he is annoyed his baby brother can usually get him to come around.
And a brotherly love fest will some times take place.
Hugging and all.
And those photos, which often turn out to be the candid ones, are the cherry on top of the brother picture sundae.