So I’ve created this habbit of never taking “ideas” to a session. I will of course plan a theme and plan accordingly, but never take a “pose” in mind, especially for kids. Each session and person is so different. If I set myself up to capture an exact pose, I’ll end up dissapointed because the majority of the time, it won’t look the same.
Little Gabriel will always be Mr. Money Bags. The first time I met him was for last year’s Halloween Minis and that was exactly what his Halloween costume was… a money bag! How appropriate! Those of us who have kids can totally relate and giggle at the metaphor. For his 1st birthday we headed over to Indian Hammocks Park and started with some family shots. He was all laughs and giggles. When he started to get a little fuzzy, I brought out my secret weapen, my Cookie Monster lens buddy, and then he continued to smile. It was time for an outfit change, and mommy pulled out the CUTEST of outfits with some adorable details (see below). He was happy at first, and then… it began. There wasn’t really anything more we could have done to make him happy. He was carried, given water, fed, played with, etc. but he was just not happy with the heat and humidity. Maybe for some folks, this could be an issue. For me, it’s not. Why? I’m all about capturing the moment. Of course, I want to make sure we get some portraits in because let’s be real, those are the ones you’re going to hang up in your home. But, sessions are not just taking pretty pictures, but living and capturing a phase, moment, event in life. Well, Gabriel’s moment was he wasn’t happy to have his cake, and that’s perfectly ok. Besides, despite his crying in the end, we got some of the funniest and cutest “crying” shots with his hand on his face. Check them out for yourselves 😉 Years will pass and when he’s more grown up than his parents ever want him to be, they will laugh and look back at his pictures, and possibly make fun of the fact that he didn’t like his cupcake, which makes me sooooo happy because not only did I capture a memory for you during the session, but now I helped create one in the future.
Happy Birthday Little fella! To making many more memories with you!
This is where it began…