I recently had the pleasure to do a contemporary portrait shoot for a little boy’s third birthday. It’s now my 7th shoot for the same family. I’ve shot his parents’ wedding, did portrait shoots for his 1st, 2nd and 3rd birthdays, and also three portrait shoots of their dogs.
Here he is, looking very cute, on his first birthday. At that time he was not quite able to walk unaided, and he had a mass of curly hair that was cut soon after this shoot.
Fast forward from 2009 to 2010. He’s grown loads and now has a smart haircut. He also now knows how to work an Iphone…
Fast forward from 2010 to 2011. He’s grown even more, still has a smart haircut, and can operate an Ipad too…
He’s a great portrait subject because he’s got a wide range of facial expressions. We were throwing a small red ball around, actually an old Red Nose Day squeaky nose, and he was celebrating if his Dad caught it. I caught him too, mid laugh.
He also did a sort of celebratory dance when the nose was caught, clearly influenced by those that footballers do when they score goals.
This final image shows his resting face. He was looking at his Dad in a very thoughtful way. Just a moment later he was laughing again.
It’s been great watching him change from a baby to a proper little boy.
Why not book a contemporary portrait shoot for your family, and watch them grow?