On Sunday I met the Keeblers at Joe’s Farm Grill in Chandler. I would like to nominate Justine and Keith for the Most Energetic Parents in the World Award. What takes more energy than keeping up with two budding athlete toddler boys? I absolutely adore this family and it’s been so fun to see the boys grow up. I photographed Jake when he was a newborn, back in my film days! We had a blast, despite the lurking dangers:
To get photos of these kiddos that weren’t a complete blur, I spent a couple hours crawling, running, and climbing – and keep the camera settings on a fast shutter speed!
It was a gorgeous evening; the light was beautiful, and what more can a photographer ask for besides great Arizona weather at sunset to capture eyes like this?
Jake and Cole are going to be jocks. Check out this two-year old form:
Cole just kinda follows his big brother around and tries to do everything he does.
And Jake periodically returns the attention:
Getting family shots was somewhat of a challenge with so many other more interesting things to do!
See what I mean? Parents of the year.
I love the energy in these photos. Sometimes the ones that “don’t turn out” are the best ones after all.
Before we wrapped up, we wandered across the street to check out the tractors – and we ended up getting my favorite shots of the day:
Keith, your wife is HOT!
Justine and Keith – thanks for your friendship and for the privilege of capturing these moments with you. Soon all the chubby toddler-ness will morph into lean, mean, athleticism, and I look forward to cheering the boys on in the NFL or wherever they end up. I hope these photos are ones you’ll cherish in the years to come.