I know I can be very one sided with my photo shoots, so it was time to rectify that!! On Camerons birthday I dragged him outside, with a few extra kids in tow and took some pictures.
So here we go.... Cameron, love it when he smiles naturally and not the "fake smile" I often get from him!
Don't be fooled by this pensive looking Cameron! This boy is ALWAYS full of energy, this must have been a very rare moment! One thing that he insisted on was that I take some pictures of him in the tree at the front or our home. The boys all love climbing this tree!
I actually quite like the different perspective it gives to the shot with him looking down at me.
Cam with his baby brother! He adores his baby brother. It is such a sweet moment, but you can tell from Cams pointed finger he was trying desperately to get Ashton to look at the camera!!
This was my favourite shot I took of Ashton! How adorable is that face!! He rarely looks at me when I have a camera pointed in his direction. More often than not he will look the other way, so I find it hard to get really good pics of him.
Then their is the eldest of the brood! He also is becoming increasingly difficult to photograph. He doesn't object to his photo being taken, but he puts on a very very FAKE smile and I prefer to catch him in a more natural way. When he was younger, he had the most photogenic face, so I hope we can work past the "fake" smile!
Love this last shot of Lachlan.
Then there is Ethan! He LOVES having photos taken of himself. Makes him feel special and it is a guaranteed way to get attention in this house!
Then he managed to get in some shots with Cameron in the tree as well!
Finally Miss K joined the photos, but not on her own, just with her brother Ethan!! The moment this girl gets near a camera she has a remarkable ability to steal the show and even with Ethan in all the shots below, she just manages to captivate you with her character!!
Even that tiny little bit of her face captures your attention in this shot! I actually love the way you just know she is aiming him up to plant a big kiss on him!
She made her mark!!!
Nothing like a good strangle to strengthen the family bond of love!!
How about this totally adorable shot! I can not wait to scrap this picture!! Actually I can not wait to scrap quite a few of these shots! Might even manage a few boy pages! MIGHT! LOL!
Onto scrappy stuff.... I have layouts to share! I feel like I have once again been scrapping like a woman posessed trying to knock down all my deadlines. I really do like feeling as if I am on top of things. So here are a couple of Prima pages I have not put up on my blog yet.
On this page I used the new Candy Gems by Prima. Got to love those gorgeous little candies! To create the elongated felt gate that is underneath my photo, I cut the gate in half and then carefully cut out a couple of the swirls from the centre of the gate (where I knew they would be covered by the photograph) and then carefully positioned them to fill the gap under and above my photo. I love the way it looks like I had a really large felt gate! But no it was just a normal sized one, stretched!
I also created a layout using the new Cinderella vines. These are so lovely to use as well, just add such a gorgeous texture and feel to the page.
Loads and loads of layers on this layout. Once I had it designed it actually took me over 2 hours just to stick it all down!! Things never go back exactly the same way you design them either! LOL! I also have to say that this release of laces by Prima is by far my favourite ever! There are so so so many gorgeous designs that I just love.
Thanks to all of you who participated in the Color Room Blog Hop last week! Because of all of you, the hop was an amazing success. It did take me FOREVER to do myself, so I know many of you spent quite some time hopping as well, but it was really worth it for all the fabulous pages! Once again thanks for stopping by and sharing a little of my corner of the world with me.