Warning: very long post ahead.  Lots of pictures.  Cutest boy EVER.  Continue....

My firstborn turned 6 years old a couple of weeks ago, and we finally got ourselves together enough to go out and take 6-yr-portraits.  I am unbelievably fortunate to have a boy who enjoys getting his picture taken.  In fact, the reason we went out on Friday evening was because he'd pestered me to the point of no return.  He is, no doubt, a charmer, and I enjoyed every minute of our time together taking pictures.
I've decided I'm doing something new with each year-milestone-post.  I'm going to ask my kids a series of questions.  Because sometimes their answers crack me up, and sometimes they make me cry.  

What is your favorite breakfast?
French pancakes.  (Always french pancakes.)

What makes you special?
I was just born special and I have a good family.  And you're the one who made me.

If you could buy anything today, what would it be?
A monster truck.  Oh!  And a PUPPY!

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A basketball player or a doctor.

What's your favorite thing to do in the summer?
Go swimming!

What makes you scared?
The dark.

What's your favorite part about school?
Lunch.

Who loves you?
My Mom and Dad.

Yes, yes we do.  To the moon and back, a bazillion times.


webElias6yr13.jpgwebElias6yr3.jpgwebElias6yr6.jpgwebElias6yr15.jpgwebElias6yr9.jpg What's the 2nd coolest prop to find while out on a shoot? A ladybug, of course. webElias6yr5.jpgwebElias6yr7.jpgwebElias6yr10.jpgwebElias6yr8.jpgwebElias6yr2.jpg What's the #1, very coolest prop you could possibly find (by the side of the road) while out on a photoshoot? An old record. For sure. webElias6yr14.jpg Okay, so, I have no idea what this is all about, but he was diggin' it, and I thought it was hilarious. webElias6yr16.jpgwebElias6yr11.jpgwebElias6yr4.jpg What's this, you ask? It's a 6-year-old boy who found an old record and is trying to rap and look "bad". Oh he's bad, all right. Or cute. Yeah, I'm going with cute. webElias6yr17.jpgwebElias6yr12.jpg
Warning: very long post ahead.  Lots of pictures.  Cutest boy EVER.  Continue....

My firstborn turned 6 years old a couple of weeks ago, and we finally got ourselves together enough to go out and take 6-yr-portraits.  I am unbelievably fortunate to have a boy who enjoys getting his picture taken.  In fact, the reason we went out on Friday evening was because he'd pestered me to the point of no return.  He is, no doubt, a charmer, and I enjoyed every minute of our time together taking pictures.
I've decided I'm doing something new with each year-milestone-post.  I'm going to ask my kids a series of questions.  Because sometimes their answers crack me up, and sometimes they make me cry.  

What is your favorite breakfast?
French pancakes.  (Always french pancakes.)

What makes you special?
I was just born special and I have a good family.  And you're the one who made me.

If you could buy anything today, what would it be?
A monster truck.  Oh!  And a PUPPY!

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A basketball player or a doctor.

What's your favorite thing to do in the summer?
Go swimming!

What makes you scared?
The dark.

What's your favorite part about school?
Lunch.

Who loves you?
My Mom and Dad.

Yes, yes we do.  To the moon and back, a bazillion times.


webElias6yr13.jpgwebElias6yr3.jpgwebElias6yr6.jpgwebElias6yr15.jpgwebElias6yr9.jpg What's the 2nd coolest prop to find while out on a shoot? A ladybug, of course. webElias6yr5.jpgwebElias6yr7.jpgwebElias6yr10.jpgwebElias6yr8.jpgwebElias6yr2.jpg What's the #1, very coolest prop you could possibly find (by the side of the road) while out on a photoshoot? An old record. For sure. webElias6yr14.jpg Okay, so, I have no idea what this is all about, but he was diggin' it, and I thought it was hilarious. webElias6yr16.jpgwebElias6yr11.jpgwebElias6yr4.jpg What's this, you ask? It's a 6-year-old boy who found an old record and is trying to rap and look "bad". Oh he's bad, all right. Or cute. Yeah, I'm going with cute. webElias6yr17.jpgwebElias6yr12.jpg


Comments
Michelle O says:

LOVE this idea of interviewing him! So cute. I may just have to snag your idea...it would be too precious to keep their answers tucked away somewhere special for down the road!

(04.02.10 @ 09:01 AM)
Jen says:

Awwww...I got teary reading this & he's not even mine! Totally copying this idea Rach. It will be fun to see how their answers change and evolve as they do. Fantastic session. He certainly knows how to work the camera! :)

(04.02.10 @ 09:06 AM)
rebecca says:

Seriously?! Rachel he is ridiculously adorable! What a great kid!! And an awesome momma to make these wonderful memories for him! :)

(04.02.10 @ 09:07 AM)
Tasha says:

Love every single one! What a personality...

(04.02.10 @ 10:22 AM)
Kirk says:

Rachel, can I just say that you capture all the things that I love about my kiddos when you shoot E! You really need to take some pictures of the kids. I love your talent and your little ones!

(04.02.10 @ 10:37 AM)
paul mcpherson says:

These photos are FANTASTIC!

(04.02.10 @ 11:35 AM)
Susan Keller says:

awwwww! He's just as sweet as can be! (not "bad" at all - couldn't-if-he-tried look "bad" - not with those lashes!)
Six is just a wonderful age, methinks ...

(04.02.10 @ 11:59 AM)
Lindsay Silsby says:

Ummmm I LOVE THIS! I'm ditto-ing with Jen and totally copying this idea! I LOVE IT! The shots are fab can I just say?! The grass is divine and so is E. Love it and love you. xo

(04.02.10 @ 12:14 PM)
kamee june says:

i love everything you do! they are genius! you are genius!!! come home and be a genius with me! so stoked for our shoot! ;) happy week at home with your family! missing you...kam

(04.03.10 @ 10:29 AM)
carolyn bowles says:

Adorable Rachel! He's so precious.

(04.04.10 @ 09:33 PM)
Kristie says:

Welcome to the world of having a six year old--it's such a wonderful place, although it seems like it happens way too quick! I just loved this post and the images of your gorgeous little guy!! Sending belated birthday wishes his way!! The questions are adorable (I need to remember this!!). And, a ladybug and a record, seriously? How awesome!!

(04.05.10 @ 12:38 AM)
bethany says:

oh my goodness, i LOVE this little man. his sweet disposition and personality just jump out at me in all the photos. he reminds me so much of what my husband was like when he was a little boy. these made me teary...they captured that sweet randomness of childhood. those rapping pics especially. so wonderful.

(04.05.10 @ 07:10 PM)
Shawna Fejeran says:

He is sooooo handsome!

(04.07.10 @ 08:07 PM)
Leah Sidwell says:

Great photos! Love the Huck Finn lazy summer style in the first few photos.

(06.21.10 @ 09:04 AM)