Sunday, August 10, 2008

Fun Monday - You Ought to be in Pictures!

Angela of the Lurchers is our host this week. Her challenge was short and sweet:

Show me your favourite photograph and tell me why it's your favourite.

Short and sweet - yes. Simple? NO!

I am a picture taking fool. I literally have thousands of photographs of family and pets and places... some from years ago to a couple from yesterday. My mother took a photography course when I was in my early teens and there are lots of pictures from then that are just gorgeous. My husband and I have been taking pictures. There are wedding pictures... and of course once we had a kid, well he was/is just so gorgeous that if I owned stock in any photographic arena at all, I'd be a rich lady right about now.

All that said, I did not take my favorite photograph of all time. A professional did it.

We didn't have much money when ZBoy was little. My husband had been laid off from his job for a while and we lived very simply. I took lots of photos myself, but I wanted some professional shots just once (as if this were a magic thing). I engaged the same couple that did our wedding pictures and took ZBoy, then aged 4 months to have his picture taken. It was the perfect time. His skin was flawless, he was alert and happy and cooperative (mostly), and it was the only time when he was actually a little plump baby. He came out a string bean and spent most of his toddlerhood quite tall and thin for a kid his age. But at four months, he was absolutely delicious to look at.

Four Months

This picture makes me go all soft and mushy everytime I see it.

Now go visit all the other Fun Monday participants at Angela's!

30 comments:

Celeste said...

What a beautiful photo. Amazing how fast they grow, isn't it?

Sandy said...

What a beautiful child! Terrific choice.

Karina said...

I went a little bit all soft and mushy too...he was a cutie for sure. SUCH a great photo!! I can see why it's a favorite!

Mine will be up in the AM.

Faye said...

For sure I'll bet you never regretted days of eating weinie stew to afford this photo! Love those wide eyes, chub rolls(only adorable at four months)and those little fists hanging on to what looks like a very special blanket. Does it have a story?

Alison said...

what a doll....gorgeous picture, I couldn't help but smile when I saw it!!

Pamela said...

oh oh oh how I want to blow bubbles on this sweet little baby powdered Michelin Man. heh heh --- smoochy kisses.

karisma said...

Gorgeous! You know it came up so large on my screen I could almost kiss him for real! Just precious!

Aoj and The Lurchers said...

Oh what a perfect baby photo! It's lovely!

judysteapot said...

aahhh - how adorable :)

Hootin' Anni said...

Just two words can describe my reaction---well maybe three...OH MY GOODNESS! Okay four words...gotta add SWEET!!!

My FM favorite photos are shared also, I do hope you can find time to stop by.

....wishing you a glorious week.

Margaret said...

This photo makes me go all soft and mushy too! There is NOTHING cuter than the little chubby arms and neck.

Holy moly, Sayre! This is my favorite FM photo yet!

Margaret, Soon-To-Be-Mama
http://blogs.chron.com/mamadrama

iPost said...

*sigh* I can smell the baby poweder now!

*red* said...

I'm totally not a baby/kid person but even *I* have to saw "awwww" that is TOO cute! :)

Jan said...

What a handsome guy. I love this photo, too.

Lil Mouse said...

awwwww. wow. i love it. pregnancy hormones making me want to squish the cheeks!

nikki said...

The chubby cheeks are killing me! Too freaking cute for his own good.

ellen b said...

Oh that is one fabulous baby photo. I see why you turn to mush!!

lisaschaos said...

I loved this photo the second I saw in my reader. :) His sweet cheeks just need tons of kisses! I can see why you love it!

ChrisB said...

That is an adorable picture, such a cute look on his face.

SwampAngel65 said...

OMG! What a cutie!!! I can see why you get all mushy each time you look at that picture - it's beautiful. Aw...super special :)

Stephanie, Mama Dramatist said...

Aw, I'm all mushy, too!! What a perfectly divine photo of your little man!!

He gets his good looks from his beautiful mom!!

Have I ever told you you're one of the most beautiful women I've ever "known"? Yeah, surely I have...

Jettie said...

OOHh that is just too darn cute!! great choice!!

Tink *~*~* said...

oh, look at that FACE! How could that NOT be your favorite photo? :D

Thanks for the opportunity to smile today.

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Jenni said...

What an adorable baby pic! It's easy to see why this is your favorite.

Molly said...

You have selced a great picture. I love the intense look on the beautiful little face. Not all professional pictures seem to catch the essence of the person as your photographer obviously did.

storyteller said...

Ohmygosh … those big blue eyes are amazing … and I can see why this would be a favorite photo for sure!!! What a QT ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

grace said...

That is sooooo cute, makes me want to take lil Henry for a professional photo. that is so beautiful

Big Momma said...

I am squealing with delight after viewing your pick. Those fat rolls...what a doll. I wish I could spread him on a piece of toasty bread and eat him. Cute, cute, cute!!!!

HoosierGirl5 said...

Awwww....what an adorable boy! His eyes still look like that!

J.

Joy T. said...

My apologies, I'm still making my way through the FM list! I'm so glad because this picture is priceless. I too now feel all soft and mushy!!