This was a milestone session. This is the 9th and last session of the family series. This was Jackson’s standing up session and he is standing up pretty well next to his big brother Bryce. Donna and Stewart made an amazing wall collection of the photos we have taken together over the years. Their house is a family art gallery! They are an amazing family and just like all familes..they have a full life and a full schedule and a full house with 2 boys in a small NYC apartment. So what do do in a small space…get up on the window and use the vertical space.
Creative Collaboration is a key to my happiness. I was wanting to photograph something new and met with Mam Smith, an awesome aerialist, dancer, choreographer and long time friend. We met with with some kids who are part of LePetite Cirque in LA, run by Nathalie Yves Gaulthier and met at the beach. I only a couple hours with them and photographed as fast as possible before the light went down. We had a blast and this shot ended up on the cover of Pyramid, The Journal of American Youth Circus. I thought they did a great job designing the cover.
I went to LA. Once March rolls around I am dying for some sun and some beach. Oh my…this kid laughs more then me…Next time I want to record her laugh and play it just so I can have double dose of laughter. I know you can’t see much of Lucia’s face but it is because she is laughing so hard and throwing sand in her face. Yum. Here is tiny video of Lucia. It is the first of more I hope. Mam Smith..a long time friend and I are playing around with some video..This is just a first try at it..
Who is lucky enough to get the name Raina..She is lovely. A really nice teenager who asks me if I want something to eat or drink and says thank you and please. My favorite photo is of her is with all the shovels and tools. It looks like a scene from Huckleberry Finn. All the items in the photo were almost exactly lined up as they are seen here. And with her ripped jeans..I could have asked for better styling…
Mia and Becca are best friends…Becca lives far away and was visiting so I was lucky enough to have double fun with them. When I was a their age I had a best friend who lived down the street and we played kickball, hopscotch and king of the mountain. We are still in touch til this day and I still love looking at old photos of us. Mia and Becca have their own games yet with each game they bring their own personality. Becca is more of a tomboy and Mia loves all things girlies. They are hilarious together and I had a great time with them.