Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tuxedos and DooRags

This is going to be a long one, with all the pictures I took except the blurry ones I deleted. It seems that Kevin's friend, R, did not allow his family to TAKE any pictures (bad, bad R) ... so I gave his sister my blog address for her use, their Mom's use, and their Grandma's use, in downloading any of the shots they like. And I promised R's date the same thing. Tuxedos, at the ready. On your mark -- get set ... GO!!! The preparations begin - Kevin, shaving. An image and angle that made my heart melt. Kevin multi-tasks: shaves and practices his pucker-up! R makes a first pass at his bow tie. Halfway to Supreme Handsome-li-ness. Kevin's cuff links, attempt #1. Kevin's cuff links, attempt #2. Tie adjustment, black and white. Tie adjustment, in color. After this one, I told Kevin, "Look, I want to move outside, I don't like this background. It looks like you're in, well, the bathroom! Eeeew!" Double BB, helping R adjust his bow tie. David has Double BB's hands, I see that in this shot. I love this shot of Kevin, even though Double BB's back blocks some of Kev ... Goodness -- how easy would it be to be HIS date, I ask ya?! 3/4 view of new hair cut. We needed a shot of his newly trimmed side burns/chin hair ... and haircut. Very cool. I like. If you want to know how my OLDEST male child stands, look at Kevin, here ... pete and repeat, I swear! AARGHH!! If I got the back and white exposure right for Kevin, then R disappeared. Me and the Daddy-O Cam got major work to do! Pesky palm tree smack in the middle of my yard throws an obnoxious shadow no matter where you stand, this time o'the day. Ok, change places. More shadow switch-a-roo. Love R's smile, here! Kevin is beginning to get giddy. I LOVE it when Kevin gets giddy; great and hilarious antics always follow. Just a tad excited, ya think? [but oh GAWD, will you look at that boy's smile?] What? A pause in flight? Are they here yet? Dancing feet. I kept warning them, "I have the ability to video you guys with these dances, ya know, and post them on YouTube for the whole world to see!" So then they held still. I was trying to shoot some of my usual artsy-fartsy shots, something just a little different. Kevin, adjusting. Again. Giving R's sister directions to our house. And two young men gettin' a little fed up with photos. TOO BAD, GENTLEMEN!!! Somethin' 'bout that red doo-rag ... very Johnny Depp-Pirate-esque, very bold and unexpected. I liked the thang! Kevin, R's sister, R. I love her face! R and his sister. She had to come by to bring the corsage he'd forgotten. When she asked if she could stay and take photos when Brittany arrived, R said no. I looked at R. I looked at her. I said, 'You're at MY house, and the answer to that question is YES!' Ha!!! R and his date, Brittany. Ooh, these lovely young women! And isn't that dress amazing? R, putting on Brittany's corsage. Brittany's corsage from R - matched her dress and fingernails perfectly! I told him, 'Ya did goooooood, Man!' Brittany agreed! R, Double BB, Kevin. We had a heckuva time with the shadows! I was scooting people all OVER the place trying to get out from under 'em. R, Double BB, Kevin. Kevin, Kathy (a friend, not his date), Brittany, R. I think Brittany looks SO MUCH like Alison Krauss, but with dark hair.

As usual, the only photo of ME with Kevin is on R's sister's camera ... which realization made me dissolve into hysterical crying after the young'uns drove away. I hope she can get a copy to me, anyway!

6 comments:

Holly said...

Somehow I just knew these would be up shortly after they drove off to prom-land so I stayed up to share the moment with you Momma! And, I finally now know what Double B looks like and Horray! I get to se da man!

Your men are fab, but you already knew that. Cry a tear for me...things grow up so quickly....and boys turn into men over night.

But, never do they grow to far away from a mother so fabu as you.

Veronica said...

those are adorable pictures and I can't wait to see a pictue of you in there too. And I am so glad to see they too the doo rags off before leaving...lol
But adoarble. and their dates are too cute oopps I mean friend and date...lol

soulbrush said...

i am in heaven watching these young men getting ready, what pure joy, and what a handsome young man you reared there too.

LostLuggage said...

HANDSOME!!!

Cam@Journey Wildly said...

Girl...

Your son is a handsome young man! His eyes are so very soulful, Toni.

And, I see what you mean about tongues wagging over Double...we sure got us some good lookin' fellas!

A beautiful rite of passage, this prom. Kudos on the artsy shots. They were just the kind that I like to see...

rivergardenstudio said...

Your boys are beautiful... have a happy week! Roxanne