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Life Stories- The Story of … The First Haircut

Month 8 of my Life Stories Project. Life Stories Project?  See MONTH 1  for the full story.
The gist of the project, is myself along with some fellow photographers have created a monthly photo project- of our OWN children.
Our goal is to document the little things we want to remember, as childhood is so fleeting.

So….you may not know this about me, but I am a fan of shaggy hair on boys. I just love shaggy hair, tousled hair, messy hair…
I think it’s just such a sweet, whimsical part of childhood. Now, many of my ahem, extended family members have been asking for a LONG time now “When are you going to cut the baby’s hair??”
While I do really like shaggy hair, I will admit that my main reluctance and postponing of this big event, is that I was just not really ready for it….I am not ready for my “baby” to stop looking like a baby. As I KNEW once we cut his hair, it would be another chapter closing.  But, with summer here, and the heat, the time had come.

So I did ONE last little photoshoot to document his hair.
I cannot tell you how much I LOVE this image. I’ve already ordered it as a canvas for my wall!

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Okay- so the time had come, and off to Kids Hair we went. First we waited till it was out turn. Yes his hair was long…

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Then- the inevitable first cut… can really see how much they chopped!


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His siblings looked on…


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The hair dryer was traumatic- thank goodness for his sister who sang him a song


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All done!! Sucker in mouth and headed right to the door…

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WAIT! Before you go, be sure to click on and continue the circle: Next up, Kim of Little Button Photography!

amy lenhart - Friday, June 29, 2012 - 9:32 am

it’s amazing how much a hair cut can change how a child looks! you reminds me of my youngest same baby fine blonde hair!! love how you captured this fun memory!!

Taryn Chrapkowski - Friday, June 29, 2012 - 10:09 am

What a handsome little man, love his little pout faces!

Amber - Friday, June 29, 2012 - 11:46 am

What a doll!! I love the before and after shots…he’s happy as happy can be in both! <3

Jessica Deane - Friday, June 29, 2012 - 2:57 pm

Oh my goodness!!! look how big he looks now!!! gosh them big boy hair cuts!

Laura Morita-Yeun - Friday, June 29, 2012 - 6:50 pm

First haircuts are such a big deal. He looks adorable! LOVE that first image and OMG, his big sister singing him a song? WAY too sweet.

Kathleen Weibel - Friday, June 29, 2012 - 9:05 pm

Oh – that pouty face gets me right in the heart. Glad sissy was there for him. He looks so handsome!

Danielle Frank - Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 12:38 pm

He looks so grown up now! I’m hanging on as long as I can until I have to cut my kids hair – I know the feeling!

Jen - Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 11:06 am

Such a difference! He is handsome with or without his hair.

Azure - Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 11:50 am

Oh my goodness, he is a doll! His little pout, the end of an era… it brought tears to my eyes. He looks like such a big boy now! I love that you documented this. Wonderful!

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