This little grandson of mine is now 19 months old so it was time for some new family portraits. Danielle wanted “old wood and tall grass” so I tried to deliver. The little fellow wasn’t so much into pictures as he was the rocks, glass, dirt, bugs, and anything else he shouldn’t have, so when we were in a safe place, we let him play and I took pics of his folks or him just doing what kids like to do – explore. Whether he’s smiling or not, he’s adorable so it’s always a win-win for me. Danielle bought her cute little dress for a killer price, and MJ wore an outfit she bought at a garage sale before he was born. It’s not a look I generally see him wear, but I quickly became a fan.
The following is a look Danielle says she sees often lately. When she asks him a question he answers with “yah” then often has this face. It kind of goes with his wild, wind-blown hair don’t you think?
Danielle was a natural and let me work on “senior poses” throughout the photo shoot. Matt not so much.
Sometimes daddies just have to take one for the team and pretend that grass really tickles.
And sometimes the photographer and the mommy just have to let someone else be the leader once in a while.
And sometimes stomping out the competition (your shadow) can be serious business.
Is there a future “city-slicker” under that hat?
Exploring is sometimes a messy job, but someone has to do it!
We found a treasure-trove of old cars and trucks at the end of an old road. Oops, turned out to be a turn-around into someone’s property. We were waiting for the junkyard dog to come running after us but we got out safe with a cool picture or two. Danielle was such a good sport climbing through the brush and old stuff. She wore those boots well and really “cow-girled up!”
The guys were tired of poses and photography so sat down to talk about their next move. Maybe some football later on, or building fence together. Of course there’s always basketball, sharing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or just hanging out together. They do that well these two. Love that. Love, love, love.
As for you, I’d love to hang out some time snapping memories of your family together. The above post shows the variety of poses and treatments you could receive with the hour-and-a-half session. If interested, please read “Portrait Opportunities” and consider giving me a call. I would love the opportunity of seeing what new things we can explore together!