Jasper Park

Smize with your eyes

Sometimes to get a kid to look me straight in the eyes for a portrait, I'll ask them what color their eyes are. If they don't look at me when they answer, I tell them I can't believe they actually have eyes that color, and ask that they prove it to me by looking in my eyes. It never fails! A kid is always happy to prove an adult wrong.

This afternoon I cracked up when I asked a 6 year old boy named Tommy what color his eyes were. Tommy is pretty freaking adorable, and he looked at me sadly with his big, coppery carmel colored eyes and said: "Plain".  

I had to laugh, and give him a tight hug, because that boy's eyes are anything but plain. 

These pictures are from heaven on earth. Also known as: Jasper Park in Canada.  GO THERE NOW.

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2013 World Tour

We are excited to announce our first destinations for our 2013 world tour.  The signup pages are going live today and you can find each destination for the first half of the year on the left sidebar.  

We are SO thrilled. 

Here are the places we'll visit for the first half of 2013, not including within the states:

Brazil (Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo)

Bahrain

Sri Lanka

India

Australia (Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney)

Jakarta

Hong Kong

Shanghai

Japan

Toronto

Ottawa

England

France

Ireland

Belgium

South Africa

Italy

Germany

Spain

Norway

Sweden

Iceland

Buenos Aires

Some of our favorite images from our previous world tours:

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Tokyo, Japan

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Costa Rica

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Brasilia, Brazil

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Paris, France

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Jasper Park, Canada

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A very Viking birthday (happy 8th birthday, Isaac!)

It is unreal to say it- but Isaac turned eight years old at the end of June. The kid is an amazing thing- and to see him get bigger and older is both heartbreaking and awesome all at once.  Isaac is still the thoughtful, sensitive, hilarious and smiley kid he's always been. Each year we see his personality show more and more and each year we fall more in love with him, if that's even possible.

He was pretty excited about turning eight. Keeping up with tradition, we wanted to do a special birthday photoshoot for him with another theme (see last year's Hobbit shoot and the year before- Tarzan).  This year he wanted to be "a ferocious viking, with some niceness."  

And so, the idea was set in motion. 

We once again knew we could depend on Neva Fells at Hand Made by Neva for the costume.  She did not disappoint- the woman is talented! She sewed up a perfect Viking costume for Isaac, just as he requested (he said he loved Hiccup's costume in How to Train Your Dragon).  Thank you Neva!

Originally this shoot was scheduled to be in Norway in June- but that's not how things ended up. Instead, we changed gears and ideas a little bit and settled on Jasper National Park and I have to say- it fits. This location of the shoot is Isaac's favorite hike in the world.

We love you, Isaac- very much. Happy Birthday.

(behind the scenes pix coming soon, and... maybe a video.  There was a lot of really difficult hiking involved in this shoot!)

If you have a second, leave a note and tell Isaac how ferocious he looks :)

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