Not only am I happy it’s Hump Day (which means we’re one day closer to a new episode of “The Blacklist” – my favorite TV show at the moment), but I’m happy I got to see this handsome boy and his magnetic personality for our annual photography session. He’s 7 now, which means I’ve been his professional photographer for the past four years. It also means I’ve learned a thing or two about him:
– Shy is not in his vocabulary. And it’s a BIG vocabulary. 🙂
– He’s got his own set of poses and ideas for each session, such as the inclusion of his very cool aviators.
– He’s a pro at bringing the smolder. Like crazy good. Tyra Banks would be proud of his “smize.”
– His amazing vertical leap is always best on the third try because who doesn’t need a few warm-ups?
– He’s capable of telling big, tall tales and winding stories while stopping every so often for me to click the shutter. It makes our sessions feel a lot more like walking conversations than photography.
– If it can be climbed, he’ll find a way.
Being able to watch him evolve into this charismatic, fearless, funny human being is a huge perk of this chosen career path. The benefit to NOT restricting my sessions or my work to just one genre of photography (ex: only newborns or only high school seniors), is that, after more than a decade of professional experience and thousands of sessions, I’ve been able to photograph the growth and milestones of so many families, from maternity to newborn to baby/toddler and on into childhood and tweens and high school seniors. To me, that’s the definition of being a true family photographer. And the biggest plus is the comfort level and trust that we achieve as the years go by.
Some of my favorites from his most recent session. Those blue eyes melt me every time: