I just had a birthday! Birthdays are an opportunity to evaluate ourselves and our growth, one year at a time. They are a time when our mothers sing the same no matter the age. This year was filled with happiness for me with the birth of my second son, another year with the love of my life, and a shot at following my dreams. I was so happy to spend this birthday with Nate exploring the city and taking photos. We went to Patterson Park, Capt Harveys (was closed--oops!), some train tracks in Dundalk and Fells Point. Cherish every moment. It Flies By.
I have wanted to shoot a child in a Barber Shop for a while now. My friend was happy to offer up her son BJ so I could fulfill my vision. Here are a few of the photos from our after work trip to the barber. I love the one of the clippers...since BJ's mom is in the background keeping Shay company while I snapped away. I missed the shot of BJ offering a handshake to the barber after he paid him. It was truly a moment....such a little man...maybe next time. As a photographer in the digital age, I often hear "Can I see?" after each snap and the child reaches up to see himself in the preview pane. I usually oblige the first time and otherwise try to keep the child on task and entertained for the remainder of the shoot. BJ did not ask to see himself. He asked to take a picture. I hung the camera around his neck, and showed him how to autofocus. The photos of the Escalade and my portrait are by BJ, age 4. Cherish every moment. It Flies By.
I took the top photo of Remy (then 9mths) using the auto flash on my Canon Rebel. See the tiny round lights in his eyes.. which are still gorgeous nonetheless? Traditionally, it is considered most appealing for catchlights to rest easy at 10 or 2 in the reflection of an eye. Here, Shay's take the shape of an attic window. Indoor photographs can be a huge challenge... search out the windows and make your subject's eyes inviting. Cherish every moment. It Flies by.