I wanted to try my hand at a little black & white lifestyle photography. So I put out a model call for three willing families. Within minutes I had all three slots spoken for. First up was the Hood family. Meeting them was fun and delightful. Precious family. But at first, Little Dane wasn’t sure he wanted me taking his photos. So while he was being camera-shy, I took the opportunity to snap a few shots of his mom and dad.
Before too long, Dane decided to come back out to play … and it was easy to see why he was having so much fun inside! His grandmother had baked him some cookies! That would certainly put me in a happy mood. And how neat to have a dad who lets you leave cookie crumbles all in his hair!
“Wow, my grandma sure can make some good cookies!”
Every little boy should have a daddy like this! It was obvious to me that he spends a lot of time with his little shadow, because a little shadow he was! His daddy could capture his attention or distract him, whichever was needed at the moment.
There are two things that I really like about the next photo. Dane’s little hand on the bench seat … and the lizard. Do you see it?
This next photo has BOY written all over it. Love it.
With a dad as a soccer coach, you grow up knowing how to kick a ball, that’s for sure!
And what’s sweeter than seeing a child lost in their own little world with a favorite toy? It was fun watching his imagination as he flew Buzz around in the air a few times. I’d love to know what he was saying to him. Dane didn’t even know I was taking photos of him at this point. He was lost in infinity and beyond.
Getting your picture taken is hard work! Time for a little chocolate milk break with mom. Jera is one of those moms who seem to really enjoy being a mom. She allows Dane be a typical little boy … and she makes a point to get into his world.
I love this image of him playing while she adoringly watches in the background. He’s one blessed little boy!
Blowing bubbles. Not such an easy thing for a little fella.
I don’t know what his mommy was saying to him, but I love those big eyes and attentive expression. In the next three images, I love his little hand nestled with hers.
Before I knew it, several hours had passed. I’m super pleased with my first go at lifestyle photography. Lots to learn, for sure, but enjoyed taking it all in. I couldn’t have asked for a greater family to start with. Thanks, Bill, Jera and Dane, for spending the afternoon with me and my camera. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and getting to know you. Hope you enjoy your images for a lifetime. And let’s do it again, soon!