boys of summer

There is just something about little guys in the summertime – the dirt-smeared cheeks, mosquito bites too numerous to count, the bottoms of their little feet black for days – just the mere sight of them tells a tale. The Kown brothers, Maxwell and Elliott, were no exception, on a recent Saturday morning of play at their grandparent’s place tucked back in the beautiful hills and fields of Brentwood, TN.

I’ve known the boys’ mama Robyn*, for years – she is honestly one of the most genuine and fun people I’ve ever met – she is also one of the last people I would have ever imagined raising boys, especially one in-particular who is completely infatuated with of all things, construction equipment. She is a natural though, and seeing her in action reminds me of how we are often capable of so much more than we believe of ourselves.

Elliott, thank you for sharing your sweet sweet smile and those eyes with us, and thank you Maxwell for schooling me on tractors, mulch and “fwont-woaders.’ I can’t wait to watch you both grow from behind my camera.

*In addition to chasing her boys (and amazing husband Charles) around all day, Robyn also owns a fabulous stationary company with her sister Dana, called Paper With Purpose. Definitely check them out.

I loved this sign hanging on the side of the Kown's shed - from entrepenurial days gone by

I loved this sign hanging on the side of the Kown's shed - from entrepreneurial days of years past

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The white chair we shot with had once been the boys' great-great-grandmother's chair. I'm glad I learned this bit of information after we had started or else I don't think I would have been brave enough to ask.

The white chair we shot with had once been the boys' great-great-grandmother's chair. I'm glad I learned this bit of information after we had started or else I don't think I would have been brave enough to ask to use it.

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There is something incredibly sweet about a boy and his grandfather out for a ride on the tractor

There is something incredibly sweet about a boy and his grandfather out for a ride on the tractor

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I couldn't decide which I liked better - the Elliott smirk or the Elliott smile

I couldn't decide which I liked better - the Elliott smirk or the Elliott smile

August 14, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Crystal As always, love the way you say things and the pictures you take. Robyn – I miss you! So good to see your boys in action. You make cute ones, you know. 😉

And you’re right Sarah – tough call. I can’t pick the smirk or the smile either. Better to just have to have both!

August 15, 2009 - 10:20 pm

vanessa warren too cute! robyn’s kids totally remind me of her…precious!

August 17, 2009 - 2:56 pm

Jessica Sarah,

These photos are amazing! How fun to see Robyn’s sweet boys. You captured them well. You’ve got to share your secrets! : )

September 12, 2009 - 11:38 am

GrayPhotography – Zach & Jody I lost your biz card and then found it! So glad to come to your blog! Girl, I LOVE the very last shots of the baby!!! Sooooo precious! See you next month at PUG? -JG

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