Saturday, March 3, 2012

Photo Shoots & Autism

Every once in a while I get it in my head that I want to attempt a photo shoot again with the boys.  I buy them new outfits, I get so very excited thinking about how cute the pictures will be, and I deliberately plan on how to keep Brian well-rested and happy leading right up to the moment.

Of course the reality of it is that the new shirts turned out to be too scratchy and last minute have to be traded for black t-shirts.  Brian's stitches won't dissolve so even though I planned the shoot for six weeks after the incident they are still there.  And nothing, not even a lollipop, a train ride, and swimming, will make Brian smile.

The results:

Why the *$%@ are you  making me do this?

Oh, you're going to try to bribe me with a lollipop?  I could roll with that.
"I hate this hat!!!"
(Wish we got a picture of him when he tried to bite his vest off.  Yes, I said, bite it off.)

My favorite pic of Brian.  Corbin on the other hand looks like a goofball.

They're both looking at the camera.  Hallelujah. 

How perfect would this be if Brian was looking at the camera.
Instead he just noticed that Colin came into the room with lollipops.

Not too shabby.  Could be worse.

I am too damn cool to be doing this photo shoot.

Who loves being in front of the camera?

What a ham.

Who needs smiles?  This picture is PERFECT.
Love these boys, just the way they are.


a49erfangirl said...

I love the pictures! 

Lana Rush said...

Taking family pictures is SO stressful for me!  I always have to talk myself down from the ledge... "OK Lana, we're just going to try this. If it works, it works.  If not, not. No big deal. No need for blood, sweat, and tears.  Right? Right.  You can do this..."  Thankfully, we've found an amazing photographer who is so laid back.  She works great with Lily and just kind of follows us around, snapping pics and somehow, it works.  I try to do it every couple of years.

Cherisa said...

 You dont know me, I found your blog oss another Autism blog site. I always enjoy finding other Moms that get it.
Oh I know the feeling!!! It is so hard! Although I do LOVE the last one with the boys!! What seeties you have.

(Single)Mommy said...

Omg you guys are so cute!

Heather said...

Thank you!  I think they are pretty awesome :)  Hope you stick around!  Do you have a blog as well?

Heather said...

Yeah, we've had hit and miss with the Picture People- this time the photographer was a young girl that I'm not sure really got it.  

I actually, on a chance encounter, made friends with this guy who happens to be a great photographer and he was looking for a new photo project.  So I challenged him with capturing ASD individual's true spirit...and he took me up on it.  He's gonna come hang out with us a day this summer, we can't wait!

Heather said...

Thanks! :)

Kelly Hafer said...

OH - WOW! These are great! Thank you for sharing these pics of your beautiful family.

Heather said...

Thank you Kelly :)