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Maternity photo shoot…and lesson from a tot


Bill and I love photography, although we are certainly not pros (he’s better than me though). We do our best to capture every important life change and milestone somehow, usually through photo or video. We’re not great at keeping things up to date, but we have lots of digital content for when “free time” comes around. Ha!

So, of course we had to do maternity photos again.

This time it’s a little different. With Ian we did all sorts of belly shots, skin, etc. Looking back I think some of them are cheesy, and most not appropriate for public display (i.e. there’s the traditional hands holding boobs shot…but it’s a little R rated when your boobs are/were F’s!).  We also really wanted to incorporate Ian, after all we’re building a family and the big brother is an important role! So, we were so excited to find Dan Woolf to help us make awesome family/maternity shots.

I don’t have pics yet, but we had so much fun at our shoot on Sunday that I know they will be great. That and he let me sneak like three peeks while we were shooting. I. am. so. excited.

Here’s the educational part of this post. Lesson from a tot:

We had moved to our second shooting location, this awesome old barn (for background, the wood texture was awesome). There were two miniature horses outside, so checking them out kept Ian busy while Dan set up. Then he poses us on the ground near the bar, which is when things get interesting. From his new lower vantage point, Ian looks over and loudly announces “Mom, those horses have junk!!!”. Oh yes, yes they do. So I tried to respond as banally as I can hoping to deter this conversation, “yup buddy”. He repeats his discovery. I say, “yes, everything has junk.” He keeps it going. “But MOM, I can see it! I can see their junk! They have junk! I did not know that horses have junk! Look, you can see their junk!”

We all are dying at this point. It lasts like 10 minutes. There goes parent of the year. I’m positive it’s my fault that the kid says junk…if you know me you know I have my own language. Bill cannot be held responsible for this.

So right after, I tweet our thanks to Dan. He responds a few hours later, “@Maria7z I had a blast! Thank you for spending some time with me and my camera. It was great to meet you guys. #thosehorseshavejunk“. Awesome. Glad that’s the Myers family’s parting impression, and I’m pretty sure that’s the first thosehorseshavejunk hashtag on Twitter. Milestone or embarrassment? You decide.

I will of course post photos or links to them when I get them from Dan. In the meantime, if you need portraits, family photos, etc, and you want someone who is cool, takes great pics and is laid back enough to appreciate horse junk humor, look Dan up. Here’s his info:



@danielwoolf on Twitter.

Thanks Dan! You were fun and a great sport! 🙂