This past weekend, I met up with my friend, Pam, to photograph her family. I looked back into my archives, and it appears that I’ve been photographing her family for two years. We always get together during the spring to capture Mack’s birthday (I photographed him as a newborn and he is turning 2 this week), and in the fall to capture Judah’s birthday. We met up at Pullen Park in Raleigh, NC because we thought that might offer a fun activity for the boys…and create beautiful, natural smiles for the camera. We started at the boats. They loved the boats, but were very serious about it. Then we went for a train ride. The picture above cracks me up. I promise that Judah was having fun, but he had a hard way of showing it. I’m going to blame Pam for their reaction to the camera. Pam took up photography over the past year or so. I’d like to believe that I bring out the smiles in my child clients…so these serious faces are her fault. HEHEHE, I’m totally kidding. See, there’s a hint of a smile…kinda. Since we were at the back of the train, we took the time to take a family photo. As we got off to take the photo, I hear the train conductor thank the passengers for remaining seated. Oops. From there, we walked over to the carousel so I could test my ability to shoot standing while flying in circles. The boys maintained a pretty serious face during and after the ride. But, Mack held my hand as we walked over to our next spot, so I guess I was doing something right. By the way, have you ever tried to photograph two little boys in front of playground? I’m actually kind of surprised that they are sitting still. In fact, even after that shot, we had more photos to be taken…and the boys did great. They did great until I wanted to take a few specific shots. I actually started laughing as I sorted these images earlier today. I think it makes for a funny collage. And it only got sillier. I love the way Mack’s tongue is sticking out of his mouth. But there were sweet moments too. I mean, we were celebrating Mack’s 2nd birthday. It only seems right to make sure we have a few individual shots of this silly little boy. Never a dull moment when you hire Ashley Sisk to photograph your family.
Until next time,
Mack Turns 2!