The Best Photo I’ve Ever Taken…this far
When you’re close to those you photograph, something happens. You start to realize what is most important in a photograph. The thoughts that now run through my mind are, “What will I want to look back at when I’m 60? A cute little Jackson in a basket, or something more real?”
My answer is always, something more REAL. Something that shows the emotion and personality of him. How he is now is how I want to remember him being. His laugh, his smile, the way he plays in the blankets when we let him sleep in bed with us…which by the way we always regret. We never get a good wink or sleep! Jack in a basket? No, he would never do that without me first squishing his legs up and forcing him into the uncomfortable contraction.
I think me as a photographer as well as the customers I serve, need to think about what they really want to remember about their child. And I plan on trying to create the types of memories below.
That’s why I’m starting a new “Little Things in Life” children’s portrait session. These natural images in their own home are what we’ll create. If you’re interested in having your child model for these sessions, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below: This photo is just so THEM. Robert trying to sleep as Jackson annoyingly tosses and turns, playing in the bed sheets.