Sunday, June 22, 2008

Nathan Jr.

OK, so his name really isn't Nathan Jr., but his name is Nathan, and one of his Dad's favorite movies is Raising Arizona, so it seems fitting. Angie and Dave are wonderful friends of mine and I was so flattered that they asked me to come and take some family photos. I've definitely changed my direction with family photos. I take them now with just as much in mind for the kids, twenty to forty years from now. As I look back on my childhood snapshots I feel like I missed out on a lot of memories. We're all lined up in a studio, in our best Sunday clothes, all smiles for the camera. But that doesn't really help me remember moments. So now, when I'm behind the camera, I always consider this: What do I want to give that kid for his future memories, those fleeting moments often missed? For Nathan, I wanted to help him remember his favorite Red Firetruck (and maybe the song is mom and dad sang about it:), how he loved to explore his backyard, how his Mom and Dad would play with him on the porch, how much he loved being tossed up in the air by his Dad, a photo of him mom making him giggle and then instantly holding him tight to let him know her family is the most important thing in her world. So, here are a few of my favorite images from yesterday. Slide show coming soon! (I have to figure out my new software!)

1 comment:

  1. DUDE! Super cute photos of Nathan Jr.-- I didn't know you had stepped up your site, and blog-- looks awesome! I see that you are booked lots too. That's great! Go go photography.