It’s not often anymore that I take portraits of my own children. I mean, sure, I get the camera out for soccer games and swim meets, vacations and holidays, and any other event in our lives. But, it has been far too long since I orchestrated a photo session for my own kids, the sweet faces of whom inspired me to become a better photographer in the first place. On a beautiful fall evening, I thought I’d capture a few images for our holiday cards and scout a new location at the same time. These images are pure joy to me and—not only that—they are a reminder that I shouldn’t let so much time pass again between portrait shots of these two (well, three—our pup, Gator, cooperated for a few). My first thought when I got the images on to my computer was that Ella and Jack look like teenagers! Not really, but at age 8 and 9 I definitely think they’re at a very special age where at one moment I’m not certain I’m ready for how mature they are, while the next I notice how round their sweet cheeks are and thank God they’re still so young. Love.these.faces.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
After checking out the weather radar and seeing a band of rain coming our way, we took a leap of faith and went ahead with our scheduled session anyways. They were ready, I was ready—so we went for it, at a new location that wouldn’t have us playing in the mud should it rain afterall. And honestly, I wouldn’t change a thing if given the chance—what came of our evening together was a perfect, fun, beautiful fall session…with maybe just a few raindrops along the way…