When you take a little boy and tell him you want to take pictures, that's one thing. When you have a little boy, taking pictures in a big field with horses, cows, and countless little flowers to pick, you have something else.
I met with Dennis, Lindsey, and Wyatt this weekend to update their family photos. Wyatt is your typical 5 year old little boy. He and Carter are six months apart in age. I know what it's like to get a picture of Carter, so I was ready to go, I had a game plan. See, Wyatt LOVES cars. So I made as if my camera could talk to me and tell me what car, or plane, or frog would pop up through the lens if he looked directly at me. This never works for Carter probably because he knows I'm just after a picture. Wyatt however has not been in front of my camera now in about two years. Low and behold, it worked!
This little fella gave me great "cheese" smiles, lots of laughter, and then while we were in the process I asked him who he loved the most. He replied with the sweetest answer, "my momma". I asked him why she was the sweetest and he says, "cause she is nice to me, she plays with me, and she let's me do fun things".
Lindsey stood quietly behind me but I'm sure her heart was going pitter patter. Little boys can be so rough and tough that when they have that sweet moment, it melts us. While asking him these questions he was looking at his momma with the sweetest face.
I really enjoy spending time with kids and getting to know them when I'm taking pictures. Lindsey, Wyatt's mom, is another life long friend of mine. I don't get to see them as often as I'd like so spending time just chatting with Wyatt was fun. To see his own personality and capture that personality for Lindsey was lots of fun for me.
Lindsey, I hope you enjoy the pictures. Our little ones grow up way too fast, don't they? As I told you just a few months back with each new stage, starts a new chapter in their little books! May these pictures be ones you can put in this chapter and cherish forever! Thanks for asking me to photograph your family!! I love you guys!
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