Jamie, I’m really excited for you to take our pictures but we might have a problem with our photo shoot.
Ha! Nothing really. It’s just…well, Kate won’t smile for pictures. I mean, whatever you capture of Kate in the moment will be fine.
Oh, she’ll smile. I’ve had kids like Kate before. We’ll get her laughing with Emma. I’ll have you and Scott step away and I’ll just have some fun with her while I snap away. No problem.
Oh. Ok, yeah. I’ll honestly be shocked if she smiles. Here, let me show you what I’m talking about:
Don’t you worry, lady. I got this.
This picture popped up on my personal Facebook page a few weeks ago:
No. The miracle isn’t that Scott and I can easily swing 90 pounds of kids. We’re weight-lifting gym rats. Those kids might as well have been 8 bags of groceries in our hands. Easy.
The miracle was this little jewel:
Kate is smiling.
Not only is she smiling but this is the biggest smile I have ever seen from the child. I didn’t even know her mouth is this big.
I don’t know how Jamie captured what she did. In a fraction of a second, Jamie captured what I see every day with my kids. I didn’t dare make eye contact with Kate during the shoot in fear of that little Medusa turning our family portraits into stone. Jamie should have been here to capture my face as I looked through the proofs for the first time. Tears, Jamie, TEARS. I finally have Kate’s beautiful 4-year-old smile. And, of course, pictures of that camera-loving mini me, Emma.
Oh, and Jamie even made Scott look good. He was in the dog house at the time of the photo shoot. I could have swore he had devil horns on his head that day. They somehow disappeared. That photoshop, I tell you…
Girls, tell Jamie thank you for your pictures!
Thank you, Jamie Miller Images. You did the impossible and we thank you.