There are times when *every good thing* comes together for a photographer. It happens frequently when you are well prepared and have a happy heart, but it mainly depends a great deal on light ~
Everything a photographer does is dependent on this beautiful, transparent, ethereal, always changing wave of light. I see it is God's divine touch, His ever present sparkle in a child's eye and the warm glow in the fall leaves. I can be so strong at times you have to diffuse it ~ or like this night you just watch it lightly hit each face with a soft touch. I love it.
You can see it in this little ones eyes...and perhaps a bit of mischief as well? :o)
These boys were great. The real smiles showed up when I finally (accidentally) fell over the little ones bike. I need to keep that in mind for other photo-shoots. Bodily harm to the photographer = great smiles.
Thanks for letting me share ~ you have such a gorgeous family! More of these boys are in my slide show (above).