Bar and bat Mitzvah Photography- by Shani Barel – Serving the Great Los Angeles Area » modern photography with a twist of sarcasm

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Friends

If you’re a parent, I am sure you went through this too.

First, you’re single, and you have all your single friends, and you hang out, and have fun…then one or two get married and you see less and less of them, and they also keep telling you ” you should get married, it great, fantastic…” so you marry your partner, and it’s great and fantastic, and you start realising you need your friends to get married or they won’t hang out with you, because, singles hang out with singles and married couples hang out with married couples…

so for a few years you’re sailing in your couple’s friendships, until one of your couple- friends get pregnant, and have a baby…and start telling you how you should have one too. and how great and fantastic it is, and you don’t know it yet, but unless you have your own baby, you won’t have much to talk about with them…parents talk about their children and married couples talk about their vacations…those two- don’t go together…

then, you have your own baby, and get new friends that all have babies, and you’re settled again…baby play dates…breakfast at the beach…and then you get pregnant again, and NOW, having tow kids puts you in a ¬†whole NEW group of friends, because two kids is not the same as one….and everyone knows it ( those who have the two kids, and those who deliberately DON’T have two kids…)

but the worst, is when you have friends who have been with you all along, from single, through weddings, through children, through TWO through good, bad, hard, fun, ugly, EVERYTHING, and then they move to another city, in another state so far away we only get to see them every other kid, I mean year…

SO they came to visit, Emma, and Jaxson. We love you and your parents.

I love Emma

I love Emma

Emma loves her Mom, and is looking at her.

Emma loves her Mom, and is looking at her.

I sat across from Emma for quite some time

I sat across from Emma for quite some time

and she looked straight into my camera.

and she looked straight into my camera.

she also checked=

she also checked out the cup.

we played pickaboo

we played peekaboo

This is Jaxon

This is Jaxson

Hi Jaxon!

Hi Jaxson!

Oh Oh, it

Oh Oh, it's drool

I am a documentary photographer.

I am a documentary photographer.

Big sister, little brother. For now.

Big sister, little brother. For now.

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September 19, 2009 - 8:50 pm

Kristine - Those are some great photos. That picture of Stacie laughing with Jaxon crying is amazing!

September 13, 2010 - 10:56 am

art mc glenon - shani: you have captured the real beauty in the faces and expressions of my daughter and her children. thank you.

regards-art

April 19, 2011 - 5:35 pm

art mc glenon - shani: stacie just re-sent the photos from september 2010. what a great job you do.thank you for taking the time to photograph our grandchildren. regards-art
mc glenon

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