Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Evolution of a smile.


If you have never had a baby, then you may not know: it's hard to get a photo of her smiles. She only holds them for a few seconds. They're spontaneous. She smiles when she looks right at your face, not at the camera. So you may have to focus your lens, keep your camera locked against your right shoulder, crane your neck out so she can see your face, then click and coo and squeal until she smiles. Then you may have to hold your finger over the shutter button and click away, hoping she's still in focus, since you aren't looking through the viewfinder. You may have to do all this while your toddler swings on your pantleg and tugs at your elbow...

And you may have to try five different times throughout the day.

But it is so totally worth it.

20 comments:

Raelyn said...

OMG...I LOVE the 2nd picture! Like looking in her little soul!

ingrid said...

oh worth it, it is. Do you remember when you only had Grace & you had all day to try & capture that perfect picture without a toddler hanging off your pantleg. That line just made me think about how much more serene my home seemed to be when Olivia was a babe, but I wouldnt trade what I have now for anything (on most days) :)

Michelle said...

She is so beautiful. That hair, her lips, her eyes, that face... she is perfect. I think she looks all her own compared to the other girls. Don't get me wrong the girls are all beautiful. Grace seems to look like you, Ruby looks more like Jake, Lillie looks like Grace and Ruby, but Matilda just looks like Matilda, to me at least.

Lisa said...

So worth it!

Team Bowers said...

Awwww, she is so precious!

The Wright Crew said...

So darn cute. Lucky you got it!

The Medleys said...

great pics sarie! I love that her hair is sticking out on the sides now too. It is seriously the cutest thing I've ever seen!!

Laurel said...

oh.my.happy.heart.

that hair. are you kidding me?

that smile is a reflection of the love of her mommy. i hope you know that.

Laura said...

So cute! Love those toothless grins :)

Leanne said...

Sarah thank you for posting those. She is ADORABLE!!

Diana said...

Soooo cute! Loooove it. (I thought I saw a hint of Lillie in the last two smiling photos).

Jenni of the Great Salt Lake said...

So cute. And so beautiful. And, regretfully, she seems to be getting older before my very eyes. Shoot. I need to see you people.

The Hones said...

She is getting so old. In the pictures where she has nothing behind her head, she could be 20 years old. You can see the wise spirit within her waiting to speak!
Can't wait to see her AND you tonight.

kristen said...

Georgous...oh my gosh I cannot wait to meet her!!!!! Give her lots of hugs from us (and your other three beauties too!!!) :)

Missy said...

oh. the pictures had me. but then the post itself? made me re read it over two more times. so perfect.

lindseyj said...

She is the prettiest little thing!!

Celeste said...

LOVE those sweet smiles!

The Hones said...

hahahaha better save these pics for when she is older so she can use them. typical facebook profile pics for a girl.

Laynie said...

I love these pictures, so cute!!!

Alisa said...

Every time I oogle over your sweet darlings I feel a determination come over me to go buy a really BIG camera. I've never been quick enough to capture those precious moments. You're one rockin' mamma. And Matilda has fabulous hair!