- Ted & Debbie (Photographers)
If you look closely at the footwear of many of our campers this year you will notice that they are wearing Soft Star Shoes. No coincidence here. When the good folks (elves as they are known) heard about our camping trip they set our entire crew up with custom made moccasins and sandals in exchange for our beautiful faces and feet.
With hardly any art directing, casting, propping, styling and very little hair and make up,Â I wish every job could be as easy as this. Just give people clothes and they wear them.
Besides making the best griddle cakes this side of the Mississippi, Wendy gives great haircuts. I don’t know how she got a comb through Theo’s hair. It had become so matted from chlorine and a lack of combing. Well, enough about he hair- back to the feet.
Simon turned two this past September. Every day he wakes up from night time sleep(and nap) looking taller,older, saying more words, doing more things, growing into himself and our family with amazing ease. With all of this beautiful growth we are also saying goodbye to many things that we have taken for granted over the course of fourteen years and five children. One of them is little baby feet. (Not that any of our children have little feet, they are all frighteningly large considering their size. A dominant gene they have inherited from shoe size 10, 5’5″ me). A tradition that all of our children have shared is wearing handmade,customized,cozy,comfy shoes from an amazing company called Soft Star Shoes in Oregon. Tim,the head elf and owner,has shod all the boys exclusively for their first two years of life. After that they seem to start having opinions of their own about what they will wear on their feet. I’m hoping Simon lets me keep putting them on him for a long time to come, after all, he’ll always be our baby.