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san diego family photographer | fifty-two on friday { 13} friendship

This week’s theme for fifty-two on Friday is friendship!  I can’t believe it’s the 13th week already!

19 other photographers from The Bloom Forum and I have joined together to challenge each other on a theme every week.  Each one of us will link to one other photographer’s unique vision. Some of my favorite themes …  b&wsimple,  shoes,  lovefashionalonegame and eyes from last week.

Friendship … like family … should be nourished and treasured.

For our theme this week I decided to call my friend Kate and have her kiddos come over to play with Brooks to capture their friendship at the field.  Brooks and Colie have been friends since birth and are two of the silliest boys I know.  They LOVE each other and even more they LOVE to make each other laugh.

When we returned to school from our February break, I got to watch their ‘reunion’ on the kindergarten playground.  It was like the scene from the movie 10 when Dudley Moore and Bo Derek run to one another on the beach.  Only this scene with Brooks and Colie involved silly boy sounds and even bigger smiles, but it still had the out stretched arms and a giant hug with a lift off and spin.   It brought tears to my eyes to see such a friendship.

When we were at the field on Monday, I had my vision for how I thought the shoot should go.  Brooks, Colie and Payton had their vision.  Let me tell you … we did not share the same vision.  In my quest for the ‘perfect’ frame of friendship, I did a bit too much directing.  Needless to say, no one listened to my direction.  No one!  They were too busy building the coolest fort, balancing on the logs trying to not fall into the hot lava, chasing and dueling with stick swords, asking us to cheer for them as they saved the day and just doing what kids should be doing … having a lot of fun.

They didn’t care that I wanted them to stand where the light was just right or even stand still for more than a second.  They were 3 silly kiddos having a ball.

When I got home and imported my images, I didn’t want to even look at them.  I ‘knew’ I didn’t get what I ‘wanted’.  Well, I waited a couple days and sat down to look at what I had.  What I found surprised me … inspired me … made me smile … and made me cry happy tears.  I captured smiles on my sweet child that I haven’t been able to capture when we do things my way.  When you look at my post today, you won’t see perfectly posed children with perfectly lit faces.  I hope you’ll see 3 children full of joy at being together … being silly … laughing … having a blast.  I thank them from the bottom of my heart for the lesson they taught me.

I thank them for the reminder to get back to this style of photography.  This is how I started out on this journey … I’d like to return.

You can see more of Kate’s gorgeous kids when we enjoyed a beautiful San Diego day at the beach last February and their family holiday session at the field last fall.  It’s easy to see why they are one of my favorite families to photograph.

 

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Brooks is very particular when he has his mind made up on how things should go and 3 year old girls don’t really understand that 6 year old boys work very hard building up a fort ‘just so’.  She just loves to be with him.  🙂

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Please be sure to continue on with the lovely Kara Jo-Memphis Tennessee Photographer and enjoy the rest of the circle.

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April 1, 2011 - 6:17 am

AmandaB - i love these jules. beautiful as usual!

April 1, 2011 - 6:26 am

marinda - These are simply stunning. The last three are absolutely gorgeous and such sweet captures of three little buddies. These have me a little teary-eyed and they’re not my own children. Thank you for some inspiration for photographing my own children being just what they are – silly kids!

April 1, 2011 - 6:44 am

JessicaN - Wow these are just awesome! Looks like such a beautiful afternoon.

April 1, 2011 - 7:01 am

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April 1, 2011 - 7:31 am

MomMom - These are so wonderful. I can imagine Brooks laugh when playing with his friends. Great photographs.

April 1, 2011 - 8:46 am

shannon - oh yeah! “the vision”! throw that out the window. those last 3 are magical J. just magical. xo

April 1, 2011 - 8:48 am

Jennifer Hill - Oh I love these, Jules!!! The last three are my favorites! The sticks in their belt loops! love!

April 1, 2011 - 10:01 am

maureenwilson - these turned out fabulously!! i think the last image is probably my fave!!

April 1, 2011 - 11:51 am

Amy C - Love! So precious!

April 1, 2011 - 12:04 pm

aubry - looks like fun, the last pic wins for me too.

April 1, 2011 - 12:16 pm

jenn - These are wonderful! You definitely captured the most precious and invaluable moments. Worth so much more than a perfect pose 🙂

April 1, 2011 - 12:30 pm

tamara - Wonderful wonderful. brings a smile. Love the swords in their belt buckle

April 1, 2011 - 1:38 pm

kelsey {las vegas wedding photographer} - Very cute! love them in the sticks!

April 1, 2011 - 2:56 pm

Andrea - these are so great…those are some beautiful children!

April 1, 2011 - 3:02 pm

Jen - I wish you were my mommy growing up, your talent is ridiculous! Brooks is so stinkin’ adorable I can hardly stand it.

April 1, 2011 - 3:04 pm

tamsen - stunning!

April 1, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Kay Pickens - Jules, these are fabulous! They take my breath away with their absolute capture of the essence of kids at play. Love them!!!

April 1, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Jolie - Well, you know I love them! Sigh!

April 1, 2011 - 5:10 pm

liz - love the sun light in these.

April 1, 2011 - 5:41 pm

Gail - Im glad you let ‘your’ vision go and captured what unfolded before you. Friendship unbridled and perfectly divine. These are spectacular…although I have to say seeing kids playing with sticks always makes me a little nervous. Thats how my first born lost his eye. scary stuff.

April 1, 2011 - 8:08 pm

Kate - Oh Jules, thank you so much for your talent! C and P had so much fun with your sweet boy, and yes, boys will be boys… Thanks for capturing our sweet ones’ moments being their true selves. XO.

April 1, 2011 - 11:47 pm

hope - these are to die for amazing. the last shot…the light is just perfect!

beautiful job jules! i wanna be like you when i grow up 😉

April 2, 2011 - 12:30 am

Laura - You just always make me want to keep scrolling for more…LOVE them!!

April 2, 2011 - 6:10 am

Nancy Schumacher - What beautiful images! They will be very special memories! Loved them all 🙂

April 2, 2011 - 6:57 am

launa - these are so beautiful, what a story. i have been feeling the same way about going back to the beginning….nothing else seems to satisfy these days. thank you so much for sharing!

April 2, 2011 - 8:05 am

Stacey S - What a beautiful group of wonderful kids! You did an amazing job as always.

April 2, 2011 - 10:53 am

Sara - Beautiful story telling, Jules! I love every single one of these. I love how the friendship unfolds throughout.

April 2, 2011 - 12:27 pm

CK - REALLY Jules? really. That’s all I can say. Those last two images are just perfection. The way you capture moments appears so effortless and natural. You really are an inspiration to me!!

April 2, 2011 - 4:09 pm

Jasmine Sargent - These are perfect Jules. The ones on the log are my favorite.

April 3, 2011 - 6:07 am

Stephanie Moore - These are such sweet captures! Those kids are all adorable! Dont you love the innocent little friendships!

April 3, 2011 - 8:23 am

Kara Jo {Memphis kid photographer} - love these Jules! I bet she loves those boys so much!

April 3, 2011 - 10:38 pm

Carrie - Love them all Jules…and that last image is just divine. Beautiful work, as always…

April 4, 2011 - 6:49 am

Linsey - Oh Jules, I LOVE the freedom in these! It’s really fun seeing Brooks completely in his element, goofing around, not even realizing the camera is there!

April 5, 2011 - 9:39 am

Jenny - how did this slip by me! LOVE IT. In LOVE with the light, the playfulness, the interaction, the giggles – well heck – the entire freakin’ thing! ; )

April 5, 2011 - 10:48 am

Jayme Franklin {San Francisco Family Photographer} - amazing job jules. I love that what some would see as an ordinary moment between friends you’ve captured and made them magical!

April 6, 2011 - 5:03 am

Gina Oh - these are so perfect… brooks will love these later on in life…

April 6, 2011 - 4:19 pm

Valeria - I’m speechless my friend! These are beyond stunning. IN LOVE with the last 5, especially with the very last one!

April 7, 2011 - 1:04 am

Claire - absolutely gorgeous!!! 🙂

April 7, 2011 - 6:11 pm

Gretchen Davis - Oh I forgot to say how much I loved these J! Second from the bottom is a treasure forever, just beautiful!

April 8, 2011 - 9:25 am

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April 15, 2011 - 2:02 pm

Rebecca Mitchell {Big Bear Lake Photographer} - So sweet! love all the moments you captured!

April 17, 2011 - 9:01 am

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