This family, I tell you. I am thrilled whenever a client comes to me a second time because it means they like me and my photography enough to do this all over again. When a family comes to me for shoot number four, well by then they aren't just clients. They are friends. These folks are some great friends, and this was their fourth shoot with me.
I have been photographing this family ever since little Mason here wasn't even here yet. My first shoot with Eric and Rebecca was a maternity shoot in Lincoln Park on a really hot July evening two summers ago. And here were are now. Mason is two-years-old, and he's running around and chattering away. He's also super photogenic. But he's always been that way.
They wanted photos on the beach and by the lake shore, and I was more than happy to oblige. But with one big exception. They had to meet me early in the morning. Like 7:30 a.m. early. Why? Because this kind of light happens at 7:30 a.m.
There were a lot of reasons that this shoot happened. Mason's second birthday was in a few weeks for one. Another reason, Mason will be getting a sibling in January. The third reason, this family is moving to Milwaukee soon. Given that this might be their last Chicago shoot, we made sure to include some very Chicago landmarks. What's up John Hancock tower!
Man do I ever love this image. Rebecca, this better be hanging in your house somewhere the next time I see you. :)
I have no idea why he made this face, but I love it so much.
This. I also love this. Goodness, clients with a sense of humor are the best.
I think it's a fact that all little boys love trains, so this little boy got to see some trains. I love how "Chicago" these photos are. Nothing says Chicago like the El.
Our last few shots took place at their home. Mason may not clearly remember his time here someday, but I am sure his parents always will. So here they are on the steps of the home they brought Mason home to. While the lighting at this time of the day wasn't the greatest, I love the sentimentality of this image.
Rebecca, Eric and Mason, thank you so much for a fabulous fourth shoot. I feel so lucky to have gotten to know you all over the years. And I feel even more lucky that Milwaukee is not that far away.