The Yedinak Family!

6 Jul

I’m kind of in love with this family. Seriously, just too much cuteness for one little family!

Meet Jeremy, Bri, Kyla and Keaton! They were just as fun as they are cute! It was a hot, soggy (Like, very, very soggy. Shooting photos in a bog, soggy.) and they were total troopers and went along with all my strange requests and never complained that their butts were damp and muddy from sitting in wet grass. I ask a lot of people.

When I have a session with kids this age, I think its fun to ask them where they want their photo taken, or in what kind of pose. It’s a fun way to get things started for kids, and well, it just cracks me up to see what they come up with.

I’ve seen all kinds of poses and heard all kinds of wild ideas. So when the Keaton all but whispered “my tree house” when I asked where he wanted his photo taken, I figured that was a pretty reasonable, tame idea.

He sprinted for the tree house and I followed behind all “I can’t WAIT to see your tree house!”

So little dude climbs up the ladder and I wait in front for him to appear.

“This is my tree house!” he announces.

“It’s lovely,” I say.

Then he pops up from behind the wall and welcomes me into his home the right way…

…with a nice cold brew. It’s okay, serving ’em up runs in the family. Anyone for fried chicken at Keaton’s on Friday?

(Before you run off and call DCFS, it was an empty can. Obviously, Bri had made Jeremy sleep in the tree house the night before and he forgot to clean up before we arrived. Nothing to worry about.)

Seriously the sweetest kids ever…

That’s Cash, the world’s largest puppy. He’s awesome and I want one just like him!

I love the umbrellas. I had to run back to the tree house and grab a beer to bribe Jeremy into holding an umbrella like that, but I’m not above bribery.

I heart the above photo. It took some effort though. Because just when I thought I had them standing the right way, holding it at just the right height, this would happen…

HA HA! He just kept poppin’ out!

She should probably be a model.

After we’d wrapped up with the first half of the photos, we decided to have the kiddos play around in a ditch full of water for some classic, country-kid-in-the-summer photos. Except we couldn’t get them in the water. It was like 10 minutes of pretty pleasing, pleading, and bribery followed by 10 minutes of me screaming “GET IN THE FREAKING DITCH!!!” (No, not really. The bribery worked before anyone had to resort to screaming.)

I can’t say they enjoyed running through the muddy ditch water, but the pictures sure are classic : )

The issue was not the muddy water. It was what was lurking in the water…

Crowfrogs, I believe they were being called. More commonly known as crawfish. (I’m right there with the kiddos though, same creepy creature no matter how ya call it!!)

I’m happy to report no one was eaten alive by a crowfrog.

Love it!!!

Much thanks to the Yedinak family for making my job so much fun!! You guys are fabulous!


8 Responses to “The Yedinak Family!”

  1. betsy July 6, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    What a great family!!! you could all be models!! Bri….why was Jeremy sleepin in the treehouse??? Probably because he lets his son have beer up there!! Ha! Love the pics!!

  2. Amy July 6, 2010 at 7:32 pm #

    Awesome! Good Luck choosing Bri! I need to order some myself: these and my sis’ photos too!

  3. Kyle July 6, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

    Maggster b e a utiful…… seriously ur killing glad ur doing what you love….. tell everyone i said hello and i love ya… ill be home for a lil while cant wait to see ya….

  4. klmphotos July 6, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    HOLY smokes…the whole family should model. Those kids are practically pros! Love these…

  5. Erica July 7, 2010 at 8:40 am #

    LOVE THEM! I really love the one with the huge dog with his big ol’ tongue waggin:) Great family and great photographer!

  6. Lori July 7, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    Maggie, told your mom the other day I just love your blog. Can’t wait for the pictures from the Vegas wedding! You do an excellent job.

    • maggieandzac July 7, 2010 at 2:10 pm #

      Thanks everyone!

      And Lori – thanks, I can’t wait for the Vegas pictures either!!!

  7. Rebecca July 10, 2010 at 5:41 am #

    Simply, WoW! This family should model! Again, I am amazed by your creativity–the ditch shots are so vintage and cool. These are really great, Mag! Keep it up girl, love reading/viewing your stuff.

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