I first photographed this little cutie a year ago, right when she turned the big ONE year old. This time, we headed out to nearby fields to give her more room to run and roam than our downtown Rochester location last year. Running and roaming: two very important things to a two year old! I confess we used a bit of bribery to capture some of these images, up to and including fruit snacks, promises of hugs, and my personal bribe of choice with my own kids: an iPhone. Kennedy loved the music, and spent several minutes dancing with the volume turned way up. And she insisted on holding the phone herself. She knows what she wants.
This fun little foursome came from Des Moines to get family portraits done while they stayed here with family. We spent a couple of hours at Grandma and Grandpa’s acreage in northwest Rochester finding the light, capturing the kids and playing with cousins. Sweet memories for a sweet family!
I knew when this little man ran into my arms as soon as I stepped inside his home that this session was going to be special. What better way to begin a portrait session than with a squeezy hug from a toddler with a mop of red curls? This little man and his parents are special to me. I know I say that about a lot of my clients, but I was there when mom and dad *became* mom and dad. I supported this family through pregnancy and birth as their doula, then documented their precious newborn (it took me two tries).
18 months is such a fun and trying age. So independent, yet dependent. Running, but still falling. Talking, but thumb-sucking. Cuddling, then escaping.
Mr. BJ, keep your parents on their toes. Always make them guess what you’re going to do next. And never, ever, ever forget how much they love you and what they went through to bring you here.
Love and kisses, sweet boy!