One of the things that I really enjoy when taking senior portraits is when they bring along a younger sibling for a few photos. Coming from a family with six kids I know how special the bond is between siblings. A couple of years ago I had a big sister ask for a few photos with her younger brother. Now this was pretty sweet all by itself but her younger brother was probably one of the most adorable little brothers ever. He happily jumped in and did every thing we asked him to do. And when I say jumped in – he really did. No worries about the cell phone still in his pocket ….
This past summer I was asked to share the senior portrait experience with him. Still sweet. Still adorable.
If I could have enough time to do all the editing I need to do .. that would be great. Especially where family get togethers are concerned. Last summer two of my sisters, my soon to be brother in law and several friends decided to do the Color Run in Milwaukee WI. I had never heard of this event until then. I did some research and thought it looked like a blast. It was.
Throughout the course they have various color stations where the runners/walkers are hit with a bit of color. We were positioned at the blue station. At some points all you could see was blue “smoke” and then one person would burst through. And each and every person had a smile on their face. It was crazy. It almost made me want to do it but that feeling passed very quickly. Ha!
If you’re into running/walking and color – then do the next Color Run! Here’s a link for more info. They run all over the country so I’m sure there will be one where ever you are located.
I took this photograph more than a handful of years ago. The wedding was small and intimate and every moment was filled with love and happiness. This photo was one of my favorites of the day because it signified taking their first steps into the future – together, hand in hand.
The second image is what I saw in my head today. Sometimes I just like to play. By the way, the carpet was not blue. 🙂
Over the years I’ve been lucky to be able share many special days with more than a few families. This spring will mark one of those days for one of my favorite families. Sean will graduate from high school.
This senior portrait session was a bit different than most. As I clicked the shutter I saw two faces – the one that was sitting in front of me that day and the other was the face in my head that I’ve seen grow up over the last 11 years. We spent a good portion of a day in the studio and at various locations in Madison. My favorite moment was when we took a short break and Sean bought us coffee. As we chatted about a million different things – I realized that he had gone from being this amazing, sweet and goofy kid into a smart, witty and goofy young man.