Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Portrait of a Toddler: Round Valley Regional Preserve

Last Friday our office closed early in advance of the President's Day Holiday and that allowed me just enough time to get home, grab my little family, and make it out to Round Valley Regional Preserve in Brentwood in time for the "golden hour" of light.

I didn't know about this place until a local photographer, Alicia Holder Photography, took some portraits there for us last year.  It was loads of fun and a great place for photographs.

She took a photo of our boy on a large boulder when he was 1, and I thought it would be fun to try and go back there again this year and take a photo on the same boulder.  I'm going to try and do it each year for as long as he'll let me.  Maybe someday we'll take his Senior Pictures there... whoa, gotta reel myself in!

At any rate, we made it to Round Valley and we had a great time looking at the cows and he ran, and ran, and ran some more.  Let me tell you, that boy is FAST!
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It was all I could do to get him to sit still for a half a second on the boulder for the shot we came for:

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We had another "boy meets" moment that day. I like to call this one "Boy Meets Horse...Manure!"

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Thankfully, Daddy was there to lend me a hand.  I wouldn't have been able to do it by myself!

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Thanks for sharing these moments with us.  I'm so glad we went that day, even if it seemed rushed  trying to get there before sundown.

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  1. These photos turned out beautiful, Sam! Your son has the most beautiful eyes!