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san diego family photographer | fifty-two on friday {20} broken hearted

This week’s theme for fifty-two on Friday is broken hearted!

From San Diego to across the United States … 19 other child and family 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,  eyes,  and friendship.

During my 52 week challenge, there are some weeks that really excite me and I have big plans for … this was one of those weeks.  Brooks getting sick and too many days of rain this week put a bit of a wrench in my plans so I had to go to plan B.  I’m keeping my original plans tucked away for another day.

Broken hearted … that’s what I am.  So broken hearted.  My baby boy is just about ready to wrap up his amazing kindergarten year.  I’m not ready for this huge milestone.  I’m not ready for him to be in my grade.  I keep telling him that he has to stay in kindergarten … he’s not allowed to grow up so fast.  But he does keep growing…. he turned 6 1/2 this month.  That’s too old.  I’m not ready.  It makes me cry just writing about it.

I love him at 6 1/2.

He’s funny … oh so freakin’ funny and he doesn’t even know it.
He’s smart … too smart for his own good.
He’s determined … love the drive he has to do things better.
He’s motivated … wants to be the best at what he does.
He’s  kind … always thinking of his friends.

I pulled up images from a day a couple months ago when Brooks took Corduroy on his first train trip to Zoomars Petting Zoo in San Juan Capistrano.  We had one of those picture perfect days… I was just the observer … not the director.  I just wanted to document.



Please be sure to continue on with my dear friend Sara Tegman – St. Louis, MIssouri Photographer and enjoy the rest of the circle.

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May 20, 2011 - 6:41 am

Ginger - I loved reading me teary as well. I hate how they grow up so fast..I now have a 7 year did that happen!!! Such a cutie you have there!!! xo

May 20, 2011 - 7:28 am

Sara - {{squish}} he is so stinkin cute with those animals. I have a 6 1/2 yr. old as well. I wasn’t this emo with her going off to kindergarten but for some reason, her going to 1st grade just gets me in the gut.

May 20, 2011 - 7:39 am

Kara Jo {Memphis kid photographer} - so cute! Love the Corduroy bear:)

May 20, 2011 - 7:45 am

Jasmine Sargent - He is growing up so fast. What a sweet soul he is.

May 20, 2011 - 10:06 am

Jennifer O. RomeoandMae - These are so sweet! My son will be in first grade in the fall too. And my other son is going to start kindergarten…so I get to be a sobbing mess all over again! 🙁

May 20, 2011 - 11:08 am

Misty - I dont think he could be any sweeter! They grow up WAY to fast!

May 20, 2011 - 11:29 am

MomMom - Yes, he is growing up to fast. I remind him of that when ever he is here. Loved all these adorable photos of him at the petting zoo. I’ll bet all those animals loved his food for them. Millie gave me many “Broken” things yesterday that could have also worked well for you. A pencil, important paper, and flower bushes in the back yard. She wanted to Break a gopher.

May 20, 2011 - 1:49 pm

Amy C - These are adorable! What perfect captures of him at this age….a moment frozen in time!

May 20, 2011 - 3:58 pm
May 20, 2011 - 4:23 pm

AmandaB - these are fantastic as always jules! love them 🙂

May 20, 2011 - 5:12 pm

robyn - oh he is so cute!! i just love this post, but i feel your heart break… kids grow way to quickly!

May 20, 2011 - 5:35 pm

Carrie - Boys do steal our hearts, no? What a sweet post Jules!

May 20, 2011 - 6:18 pm

hope - awww…oh boy do they grow fast jules. i feel like my oldest was just brook’s age…

keep documenting…it’s all we have once the time has passed…

May 20, 2011 - 7:05 pm

Stacey S - Tears. This produces serious tears. Amazing work, Jules (as always)!!!

May 20, 2011 - 7:10 pm

Jolie - I love your creative take on this theme!

May 20, 2011 - 8:01 pm

tamara - Treasures! I don’t know how you could choose what to make big. You have so many amazing photos of Brooks!

May 20, 2011 - 8:47 pm

CK - This is adorable Jules and your post is so simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming. Your images display your feeling about Brooks growing up and the innocence of childhood beautifully.

May 20, 2011 - 11:58 pm

Cara - Wow these are gorgeous. I can so relate to them growing up too quickly though, with my oldest being just over 6 1/2.

May 21, 2011 - 12:21 am

Valeria - Oh gosh you made me cry!
They do grow up so fast, and I feel that once they start Kindergarten time goes even faster than ever!
These are just beautiful. You are an amazing director as well as observer. You can do whatever you want, girl! So much talent!

May 21, 2011 - 3:56 am

Jen - 🙁 {hugs}
I was laying in bed Lydia last week telling her to stop growing up. It’s so freaking heartbreaking, I know! Great images Jules, love as always.

May 22, 2011 - 7:08 am

Stephanie Moore Studios {Tucson AZ Photographer} - These are perfect Jules. You are so good at documenting B’s life, he is so lucky to have such a fabulous Momma!!!

May 22, 2011 - 10:33 am

Amy Lucy - They grow up way too fast. I completely agree. In a few short weeks I won’t be able to say I have three kids in preschool anymore. Heartbreaking! Brooks is just darling. 🙂

May 23, 2011 - 4:28 am

Shauna - That first shot is pure awesome, Jules! Love these!

May 23, 2011 - 2:39 pm

aubry - you always do such a great job. looks awesome!

May 24, 2011 - 11:31 am

Linsey - Oh Jules, I know your heart broken. Mine melted. Could these images be any sweeter?! Love them!

May 24, 2011 - 1:23 pm

Shannon Harrison - It hurts mama so to watch her boy grow, huh? I so know. I do know, that boy of yours will grow into a spectacular man someday. Love that giggly smile!

May 24, 2011 - 9:30 pm

wendy - I’ll join you in being broken-hearted for our kindergarteners. These are adorable and in fact Will saw these and immediately recognized Corduroy. He loved looking through these with me. That first one is my favorite. xox

May 25, 2011 - 7:44 pm

Melanie Pitcher - I love all the special times you document with your son! he is a lucky boy to have a mom like you!

May 25, 2011 - 8:36 pm

Sylvia Borgo - What a fun trip! Taking the train up to SJC is a blast, no? Brooks + Corduroy = sweetness!

May 27, 2011 - 6:16 am

Gretchen Davis - Jules I just loved the colors in these, unusual combination and I thought they were so striking! Such a sweet post!

February 2, 2012 - 6:01 am

san diego child and family lifestyle photographer | San Diego CA Child, High School Senior & Family Portrait Photographer | Jules Trandem Photography - […] for today’s ‘just us’ images.  We’ve been there once before for our train adventure to the petting zoo.  It’s a gorgeous area with a beautiful mission, old shops, and unique buildings … […]