Running from the Law: Diggers & Dirt - Mac's 3-year Photos

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Diggers & Dirt - Mac's 3-year Photos

I am so excited to share these photos with you today.  For Mac's 3-year photo shoot, I knew I wanted to do something a little bit different.  Like any typical 3-year old that constantly has a camera shoved in his face by his obnoxious mother, he despises getting his picture taken these days.  I wanted to come up with something that he could do to distract him and occupy his attention while my amazing photographer, Kristie of L Photographie, took his picture.  As anyone that has met him knows, he's really into dirt, digging and tractors.  Kristie spent two months scouring the area and found us the most amazing location for a photo shoot -- on-site at the Bobcat St. Louis backlot, surrounded by diggers, dump trucks, dirt piles and so much mud!  

I knew we weren't going to get the cute happy smiling photos, but honestly, that's ok because that's not really Mac.  Mac is busy, active and wild.  Yes, he can also be goofy and silly, but he's a very strong-willed intense boy and I love that these photos really capture his personality.  They show how hard-working and determined he is.  They show his focus and moodiness and his love for the outdoors and dirt.  You can tell just by looking at these photos that he's curious, adventurous and all boy.  I love that we went a different route and found a way to make sure his personality shined through - 3 is a tough age, but it's so much fun.  I absolutely couldn't be any happier with the way these turned out! 
{all images by the amazing Kristie Cromie of L Photographie in St. Louis}

32 comments:

  1. These are AMAZING! Such a fun idea.

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  2. I love this idea! You can totally see his personality!

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  3. This is such a fun and great idea. I love it!!

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  4. i can't lie... these pics make me want to get down and dirty and make some messes in the dirt, too!!!! mac = boy in every sense of the word!!!

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  5. This is a great idea! I love how they all turned out! How long were you guys able to be there?

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  6. This is a great idea! I love how they all turned out! How long were you guys able to be there?

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  7. These pictures are AMAZING!!!! SUCH a good idea to have this type of photo shoot! Not only does it capture what he looks like at 3 but really what he's like - his personality totally shines through and you can really see his love for the outdoors. LOVE.

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  8. I LOVE this idea! What a great way to let his personality and passions shine through loud and clear. I'm sure you will treasure these forever :)

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  9. Fabulous pictures! What a great idea for a photo shoot.

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  10. This is a brilliant idea and I love how they turned out! My favourite is the one where he is sitting in him dump truck :)

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  11. Dying! So so so cute! And so perfect for Mac!

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  12. These are wonderful!!! You will love these forever! Brilliant job by all around. :)

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  13. These are amazing and you are the best mom! What other mom encourages their kid to get dirty during a photo shoot?! I especially love the one of him sitting in the dump truck! Noah would be so excited but I think he'd spend half the time confused that he's allowed to get dirty and play ;)

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  14. Oh My Wow!! I love these photos!! I love that you just let him have at it! Good job mommy!!!

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  15. This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. Oh my goodness! Cool mom award goes to you! :) I bet you had to drag him out kicking and screaming....at least I know that is what would happen with Carter man. I'm also amazed that you were able to keep Mac off of the Bobcat in the background!

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  17. These photos are the best!! It's so much easier to just take a kid out to have fun and snap photos of them while they're doing it rather than try to get them interested in a photo shoot. Kids are so NOT into photos lol

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  18. #1. This is amazing.
    #2. Elyse would probably freak out just looking at these pictures. She's seriously such a girl.

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  19. Love love love this! It is not only fun and different, but shows the REAL Mac! Great idea girl!

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  20. What an awesome idea! He will love you for this when he is older! And they turned out so perfectly!

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  21. LOVE these! What an awesome and perfect idea. So many framers - I love pics of little ones in action just as much (if not more) than them smiling at the camera!

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  22. Love this idea! The photos turned out great. :)

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  23. This is the most amazing idea and photo shoot ever.
    Mac sounds so much like Marcus, and I just love that you were able to capture Mac's personality doing something he genuinely loves.

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  24. These pictures are perfection! I love them so much!

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  25. How perfect is this?! I love this so much. Amazing photos. And now I am trying to think of any places around here for something like this!! :)

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  26. Is this what I have to look forward to with a boy?! These pictures are all sorts of wonderful! What a wonderful, complex and cool kid you have there!

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  27. Those muddy little toes..!! These are great, such a fun idea - I'm sure Mac was just in heaven and happy to do photo shoots like this daily. And yes, thank you, three year olds....?!?! Oh man, some days. We're only a few months in but pour. me. a. drink.

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  28. Your photographer is amazing! Perfect location, perfect props, perfect photos. Love this idea.

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