Nearly 3 years ago I was at this incredibly sweet family's house taking newborn pictures of Lucas. This time I was there to capture memories of their newest addition to the family, little Benjamin. It was such a time warp for me to be able to talk and interact with Lucas considering the last time I had seen him, he was just a few days old! And boy did we talk! Mark my words, this little boy is the next Steve Jobs, or something equivalent... I was completely captivated and beguiled by his brilliance, expansive vocabulary and inimitable witty charm. This boy is, quite simply, amazing. I found myself wanting to stay long after the shoot just to have the distinct pleasure of being able to continue to interact with him and observe, in awe, his brain working in ways I've never seen a nearly 3 yr old brain function. I was utterly and completely mesmerized by this child. Before I left he drew me a picture, of a section of a train, not the whole train, because he intended to do different parts on different pieces of paper and then mail them to me one at a time so I could slowly assemble the full train. I had him sign the drawing for me, which he happily did. It's on my fridge. And one day, when he's famous for discovering the cure for cancer or finding a way to turn mud into renewable energy, it'll be worth a pretty penny! HA!
But, I digress. Little Benjamin is likely to be just as astute as his big brother because he only slept for a few minutes out of the 5 hrs I was there. He spent most of the time awake and alert and intensely observant of his surroundings.
Mom and Dad are two of the sweetest, kindest, warmest people I have ever met. There is possibly no greater feeling than to have a client look you right in the eye as you are saying your goodbye's and have them tell you, with unmatched depth of sincerity and appreciation: "thank you for your art." In response, I'd like to thank them for a most delightful shoot and having had the opportunity to capture some fabulous moments for them because they were willing to be so authentic, open and genuinely themselves with me. It's THAT recipricol relationship and symbiotic dynamic which creates the art you see here.
Much love to you F. family and ENJOY your images!