The three cousin shuffle

We all know how difficult it can be to capture photos of kids, especially when they are together. This weekend my brother, sister-in-law and niece were in town. Thursday evening we had dinner at my parent’s house. This gave the three cousins time to play and enjoy time together. Of course, it also meant a chance to take photos of the three musketeers. If you look back in my archives this has been an ongoing project. No matter what we do, something always happens to make it even more memorable. This time was no different. Here are the out takes from the impromptu session.

First we have NHL with the way a kindergarten kid smiles so naturally. 

Goofy cheese face

Perhaps JSL thought it was time to play "Head Shoulders Knees and Toes!" 

Time to touch my toes

Now everyone look THAT way . . . not THAT way silly! 

Look that way - or maybe that way

Will all of the girls in the group please stand up?  (Thank goodness only one kiddo stood up)

Can I see the camera please

Apparently NHL thought that a football game was going on in the room. 

Touchdown time

No clue what the two little kids are looking at. It is obvious that JSL has no clue that his brother’s big foot is so very close to his head. 

What were they looking at?

Of course, I love how real these photos are. They show exactly how silly and fun the kids were during this time. After a while the kindergarten kid was bored by the two toddlers and left. So the two little ones continued to play in front of the camera. 

Silly Toddlers

They even stopped for a quick hug. We will cherish these because in a few short years they will probably think each other have cooties! 

Hugs to her big cousin

In a few weeks the kids will all be together again. No doubt they will make many more memories together as we tackle cherry picking with three walkers!



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  • citystreams says:

    She has the CUTEST curls ever. And I love that little organic shirt. They are all just precious together. How fun to have cousins so close in age.

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  • Kmelion says:

    While I’m totally looking forward to our trip to the US and seeing my siblings and their kids, the thought of wrangling 12 kids, ranging in age from 18 years to 5 months old (my kids are the bookends – oldest and youngest) into ONE photo is making my blood pressure rise… I can feel it already just thinking about it…

    And what is it about boys that go all ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ on ya when you want to take a photograph?

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  • NHL looks just like Lil’ Boy- I agree must be a kindergarten kid thing :)

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  • QCMama says:

    those are really cute. I wish I lived closer I would love to try to get some pictures for you.(I am going to try to start my own photography buisness) I can give you a few tips though. Oh and for KMelion too. Always put the little ones in the pose last. and try to get them to sit as close together as possible. and I would say “FREEZE like a popsicle!” Also one thing I would use at the studio for a natural smile was “say pickle nose” kids”picklenose” me “do you pick your nose” ensue hysterical laughter and great smiles. Also with boys at least my boys pretending that you smell their feet, or farts or something like that works like a charm!

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