My Session with a Tiny Adventurer named Tony.
It started with a very warm morning, and a beautiful bright sun. Tony was ready to go adventure off, as he always is. A quick bath, and a very appropriate set of attire, set the mood for a portrait session...
As many of you know, Tony had his first year documented with mini-shoots every month of his brand new life. After his first birthday, that however, unfortunately...has not been the case. So in hopes to capture his year and a half mark, I decided it was time to dedicate one just for him!
We ventured off into the scenic areas of our local town, and found a bridge that is truly a vintage find! I couldn't resist NOT shooting there, so that was our first location. At first Tony wanted nothing to do with the bridge, and kept running off of it. This was not an easy task, so I decided leaving that area for last, in hopes that choosing an easier location would ease him to the bridge. Next stop, we moved onto a nearby creek surrounded by beautiful trees and butterflies! As you can see, one was captured with Tony...it is truly a breath-taking-frame-worthy sight. The light coming through the trees, was superb, and the area was fun enough to capture his exploring heart. He carried a wooden stick with him throughout most of the session, and this magical wooden stick, is the one that kept him easy to photograph, and having a blast! He didn't mind wearing his fedora throughout, and I couldn't have asked for more from him. He looks incredible, and inspires me everyday and every time I look at him. I cannot believe I waited so many months to take my little man out, for another shoot.
Allowing children to be themselves, is truly very important. When I work with toddlers in particular, capturing who they are, is by far greater than something posed from a box studio. I do what I do, because I am in love with it. Shooting outdoors is such a gift, such an adventure, and such an honor. Next time you are out shopping for family portraits, consider a professional who offers very artistic portraiture!
Thank you for reading, and enjoy the photographs below :)