Sitting with The Sidewalk Studio
It was a sunshiney Sunday when the urbanMamas gathered our broods at the idyllic urbanPark Tanner Springs for a photo shoot with Chuck and Jill of The Sidewalk Studio. What the morning would entail, none of us could say. What do you think would happen when you try to photograph five mamas and six kidlets (minus the nurturing Ate who has become an older sister to all of our energetic boys)? Chuck and Jill were up to the challenge. They were determined to grab the essence of the urbanKids, all six of them in one “sitting”. Well, er, in our case, in one “running”.
While the mamas were busy trying to corral the urbankiddos, our fair photographers never missed a beat. They were there for every posed millisecond and every candid opportunity. Between the two of them, there's double the chance a moment will be captured. The moment isn't the only thing that Chuck and Jill capture. Somehow, they capture not only a specific subject at a specific time in a specific place, but they grab a personality, a character. Instead of an expression, it seems more like a mood or an attitude. They put us in a setting where we could be ourselves, and it is who we are was what came through in the photos. Not just what we looked like at that moment in time.
Lots of us know what it can be like to get the kids to sit still. Yeah, right. Kids are made to be spunk-cadettes. Happy campers. Crazy stompers. Speedy runners. So, Chuck and Jill enouraged the kids to Jump! Cheer! Race! Skip! Laugh! And, they caught it all. Through their lenses.
With holidays coming up, we have the perfect gifts for family. Who wouldn't want a photo like this? We can even do these cute little booklets, the modern brag books, filled with this fun, spunky images. Thanks, Sidewalk Studio. More than just awesome photos of our urbanKidlets, you gave us six exhausted kids ready for their naps. Yay! from the urbanMamas!