Sunday, June 14, 2009

New Family Photos

We had some new family pictures taken on Preston's 1st birthday, June 13th. All photos are by my Dad, Ron Southworth. If you are ever looking for a photographer to take your portraits, he is really amazing. (click on his name to link to his site). I know we are super lucky to have him take all of our pictures.

So....I hope you don't mind but I uploaded a lot of pictures for this post. I know! Wow. BUT in my own defenese I have to let you know that these were just the favorites out of the hundreds of others that were taken.

Preston missed his afternoon nap for these photos, and while he was a real sport about it, it was not easy keeping him happy and smiling. So even though we got a lot of cute pictures of him, we never got that signature "Preston smile".

So because I don't feel like spending the next 45 minutes trying to arrange these pictures within this post (I really wish Blogger would make arranging photos easier within post edits), these are all totally in random order.


These next sequence of photos are kinda funny...


Guess the little guy didn't appreciate his parents smooching behind his back - :)





Obviously some of these didn't work out for "the" picture, because it was really hard to get Preston to hold still and look at the camera. The one in our blog header is actually our best one, even though Preston still wasn't looking at the camera. But here are a few more that we still liked, but not all the elements came together in them.

(Below: Preston blurry)

(Below: Preston covering half of my face)


And then there were a few where Preston just had hilarious facial expressions...



By the way, that puppy he got as a gift for his birthday from his baby friend, Kara (thank you High Family!). He LOVED that dog so much, and it ended up being the only thing that would console him towards the end of the photo shoot. Don't ask me why he loves to suck on his nose though. He does that to his other stuffed animals too.



And lastly, here are Preston's "1 year" photos...










Thanks Dad for taking such beautiful photos!

Scroll down below to see Preston's birthday post (and if it's not there yet, perchance, it will be momentarily).

Also, I just realized that I mentioned in my previous post that we were getting photos taken at the beach. Well, little did we remember that when it is 80 degrees in Seattle, any place that involves water is packed with people, especially on a Saturday. So we did make it to the beach, but because of the crowds it was not ideal for picture-taking. So we found a nice secluded picnic area up the road from the beach and some nice greenery. (We were at Carkeek Park near in Seattle).

14 comments:

Carolyn said...

They can't come any cuter than Preston! (I know, I admit I'm a bit prejudiced....)

Sandy said...

Wow! You got some great shots! Your dad's amazing and Preston is precious. Glad he had a good birthday. I can't believe how much he's grown up. He's walking and even has teeth? Way to go, big boy!

Kawika and Aly and Emma said...

Beautiful photos!! They turned out so GREAT! I would give ANYTHING to get some pictures like that of Emma!!

You have a beautiful family, and that little Preston is just ADORABLE!!

Kate said...

Those photos are amazing! I'm going to start saving my pennies so I can hire your dad for our next family portraits!

DWT said...

Great pics and Happy Birthday to the big 1-year-old!

Nikki said...

Jenni,
Your family pictures are gorgeous and the ones of Preston are adorable. He is such a cute boy!!! Congratulations on the one year mark and Happy Birthday to Preston!

Janna G said...

Those turned out great. Especially with missing a nap and having a busy 1 year old. He is soooo cute!

Cassidy Lach said...

These turned out beautiful! What a wonderful family :)

Roemhildt Family Fun said...

Your Dad's work is always amazing. I always love your family pictures.

Suguturaga's said...

Oh my goodness. THose are awesome. Preston is just the cutest thing ever with his spiffy button shirt. Your dad did amazing and I love the fun summer colors. I love how you guys always take the time to do family pictures. You'll be so happy to have those later on. Even in a year Preston will look so different. I LOVE them!

The High Family said...

Oh how I LOVE PRESTON pics! I had to laugh when I saw the puppy in your header! Never in a million years did I think that precious pup would make the Thomas Family blog! haha! I am soooo happy that he loves the puppy. :)

Happy 1st Birthday Preston!

(Jenni- I am BACK and promise to give you tons of comment LOVE from now on! ;) )

Lisita said...

Awesome pictures, love what you picked for the new header!

Heather said...

Those are amazing photos. Your dad does such a good job! Does he take professional pictures of animals? I've been wanting to get my cat in for some "Real" Pics so that I will have them forever framed..you know?

Btw, Preston is a very good looking baby (: So cute.

carlen said...

FANTABULOUS FAMILY "F"OTOS! do you like the illeteration? however are you going to choose which ones to print and frame??? these pictures brought a tiny little something to mind that i'll bring you on Thursday (at violin) . . .