I had the pleasure of photographing this sweet little guy at his Gravette home.
He's sooo adorable. Do I secretly make newborn sessions extra long so I can get extra cuddle time with the babies? I'm not telling.
I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a bit of a failure complex. I don't know why, it just seems like all my life I've felt a bit like a failure and reject, you know the whole insecure artist thing.
What I really, really hate about that is when it stands in the way of me being able to appreciate my photography of my own kids. These photos are a perfect example of that. About a year ago I was completely taken with this idea of getting some portraits of Matt and our little guy really trying to show the huge contrast in size while at the same time showing the sense of belonging and camaraderie. At the time they were taken I felt like they were not what I was after, I just knew that I had failed miserably. So they have sat, untouched on my hard drive for a year.
I came across them the other day as I was browsing through some other photos taken at around the same time. Now that I've stepped away from them for a year, I can look at them a little differently. And I keep thinking to myself what parent would not love photos like this of their spouse/toddler?! And why does my critical eye have to take that enjoyment away from me?!
As mentioned in the last post, Daniel and Tammie got married the very next day after we did their family/engagement photos. They had an intimate private ceremony - just them and the kids.
I really enjoyed spending a couple days with these guys - I'm bummed that they live so far away. I wish you guys all the best, and if you come back to NWA let me know - you'll probably need new family photos around that time anyway, right. :)
If I had been the one to just arrive from a 9 hour drive, I highly doubt that I could put on my happy face for family photos. But these guys, man, they were troopers and we had a great time.
I love to have a "get to know you" engagement shoot with all of my brides and grooms. Since Daniel and Tammie were from out of town we weren't really able to do the engagement session several months before the wedding. But we still wanted to do the shoot, so we squeezed it in the day before their wedding after that 9 hour drive. And it wasn't just an engagement shoot, it was a family affair.
There was a quiet little park and walking trail just a couple blocks from their hotel in Rogers. I knew after their day the last thing they'd want to do is drive around to a gazillion different locations, so we went down to the trail and rocked it out there.