It’s not everyday that your kids get asked to be in a photo shoot for a magazine. So when Orange Coast Magazine asked if our boys could be in their “cool kids” article we were pretty excited. They shot it a few months ago at the St. Regis Monarch Beach. My boys and I got there a bit early so we hung out in the lobby until it was time to get started.
The boys were all kinds of interested with the huge fireplace. The St. Regis is a REALLY nice place and I was so grateful that my littles didn’t run amok.
The staff at Orange Coast Magazine provided snacks for the kids and made sure that everything ran really smoothly. There were something like 30 kids so you can imagine that that could have gone sideways pretty dang easily.
The kids made a new friend. They instantly bonded over her cool shades and rad shoes.
What the boys wore (none of these items are sponsored):
This is the photographer that was able to get all of the kids to cooperate and get a GREAT picture out of it. Color me impressed.
The parents also worked really hard to get all the kids to smile, look in one direction and not run away (the littlest kids…and my youngest son. I’m pretty sure he knew I had Skittles as a bribe in my bag and he was intent on getting them).
See that fake sad face on him? He never once shed a tear but “cried” almost the whole time. Exhausting.
And then we grabbed a quick family photo before heading home. Look who is happy now? Ain’t no future in yo frontin’, M.
So if you see this cover, in a store near you, go ahead and thumb through it.