This little boy is already one. His first year has flown by and his mom wanted to make sure to capture him at this fun and sweet age. He is just on the verge of his first steps so it was fun to watch him explore the beautiful gardens on an early June morning.
This is one of my oldest friends and her family. I love photographing them when I go down to visit family in Atlanta over Thanksgiving. She has two adorable and energetic kids who are more than happy to run around and giggle. I love watching them grow.
If you've looked around here a bit, you will recognize that my business is mostly kids under five. And if I'm being realistic, its a whole lot of kids in their first year, if we can even call them kids then. I'm used to clapping when they sit up unassisted, fake sneezing, playing peek-a-boo and doing a whole lot of embarrassing voices and games to get smiles. So photographing this family where the youngest was eleven years old seemed like quite a breeze. Everyone could sit up on their own, there were no tantrums though there did seem to be quite a few cell phones pop up during our session. It was fun to be able to make real jokes that don't involve animal noises and watch as this loving family engaged with each other before oldest son heads off to college in the fall. Thanks for a wonderful evening H family.
With almost two year olds you never know what they'll be like. They could be cooperative or want nothing to do with the camera. They could love being held by their parents in sweet poses or want to run free. Well this two year old was any photographer's dream. She never whined or complained despite freezing temperatures. She never ran off. And she did almost any pose her dad told her to. In fact, he stood behind me and she just copied him. And having two awesome parents didn't hurt. Thank you sweet E for being such a fantastic photo subject. Two years olds in DC-learn from her!