Where did the first part of his life go? I feel like his baby years were just a dream. Thankfully we have pictures of him growing up to prove that we actually lived it. 😉

He turned 5 this past July after his little sister was born. As you have noticed… it was busy, and we are late. We were finally able to take his 5 year pictures this month at Rader Family Farms. What a cool place to be during the fall. We got season passes and truly have enjoyed our times there. They have an old Chevy pick-up there, and we were able to take a few pictures in front of it before we headed off to play.

Each part of what we do here at Roots Photography & Design is special to us and important from…

  • Meeting new clients and reconnecting with those we have photographed before
  • Coming up with the session that will fit our client the best and discussing those details
  • Getting creative at the session and thinking of new ways to “wow” our clients
  • Creating and planning custom orders for our clients: wall displays, cards, and special gifts…
  • Sitting down with our clients to talk about the art we created together and help them decide on their treasures… to
  • Ordering and packaging and delivery…
…But one of our favorite parts is the editing process. We like to make our images become something that our clients cannot achieve themselves. To take a moment in time that we captured on our camera and to make that image come alive… it makes our hearts race!! In fact, it is hard sometimes to sit still until the image is complete. We usually don’t show before and afters but for this little guy, we thought it’d be okay. 🙂

Here are a few more from that day…Our big boy is enjoying his Kindergarten days.

Our little man still loves to kiss, hug, snuggle and hold hands with us. I am going to enjoy this while it lasts!!

The other day I was volunteering at school, and he asked for a kiss goodbye. As I leaned down to hug and kiss him, I heard one of his classmates say, “eew gross!”. Thankfully he did not hear… for which I am so glad! And with a big grinning smile, he waved goodbye to me.

The day will probably come though when kissing and hugging mommy will not be the cool thing to do, so I will have to prepare my heart for that. In the meantime, I am enjoying these special moments I have with him!!

Landon, our buddy… take your time growing up. Mommy & Daddy love you so much!

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  1. joy October 28th, 2010 9:22 pm

    what a babe – WOW

  2. Gerry Kruse October 28th, 2010 9:23 pm

    ok…..the first one tugged at my heartstrings, and out came a wow……By the Last one there were tears! We can’t start my stairway wall soon enough!!!! xoxox

  3. jessica October 28th, 2010 9:36 pm

    Looks great as always! We did Ethans 5 year pics the exact same place 🙂 Such a fun truck!
    5 years is such a big number…I mean come on “its a whole handful of fingers”, as Ethan says 🙂

  4. jan October 28th, 2010 10:19 pm

    Awwww….. so precious you guys!!! So good of you to really enjoy the hugs and kisses. I generally only get them before bed these days. Even then, I pretty much only get a hug. It made me sad the other day when I saw Cassie and Macy walking to school holding hands and it hit me, “No one holds my hand anymore.” Except for Mark. 🙂

    Landon is so cute! What a little man he is!!!

  5. Mindy October 28th, 2010 10:21 pm

    He is so sweet! It made me sentimental thinking about my own oldest boy reaching that age soon. Also, it made me think back to sitting at Bible study when you were pregnant with him – specifically the one after you had sun burned your belly. 🙂 Love the pictures of you handsome little man!

  6. Amber October 28th, 2010 11:08 pm

    these make my heart smile- both him AND you. : )

  7. g-ma d October 29th, 2010 7:11 am

    As always– love your pictures and all of you.

  8. Heidi October 29th, 2010 8:10 am

    Adorable pics! It is hard to believe our boys are five!!

  9. Marla L October 29th, 2010 8:18 am

    He’s precious – and definitely growing up too fast!! Great pics – as ususal:).

  10. Denise October 29th, 2010 8:46 am

    These look so great! I love all of them.
    Landon is such a cute & sweet little boy!
    He is growing up so fast! We love you buddy!

  11. Abi October 29th, 2010 9:53 am

    These are so great! It’s weird to think that I remember when he was born and Katie was so proud! You living in Bloomington was like living states away…and now I’m here too. Time sure does fly!!

  12. Jill Tucci October 29th, 2010 10:34 am

    He looks so grown up! What beautiful photos (as always!)

  13. Nana & Papa October 29th, 2010 12:23 pm

    How precious!!!!!
    Sweet and charming like his parents!!
    We love you all!

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