I was having one of those days. It was one of those days where I was just worn thin. My 4 1/2 year old son, Reid, seems to ask about 300 questions a day and doesn't quite understand the beauty of silence. I do my best to be patient with him and to answer his questions because I want him to feel respected enough to receive an answer. That being said, I can't help but feel pressed to my limit from time to time. So, instead of letting the stress get to me I decided to take him into his newly organized room to take some photos. We moved into our Queen Anne home in early October and yet it has taken me this long to get it fully unpacked and organized. Oops. His queen size bed is up against a window and there is another window flanking the westward facing wall. The light is one of the reasons that I fell in love with his home (it's technically an apartment - the original house is over 4000 sqft, built in 1911, and has been turned into 3 separate units. We occupy the 2nd floor). Despite the fact that it's cold and windy in Seattle today we had some beautiful sunlight streaming into his room. Children are so filled with personality. I don't often photograph children alone because most people that hire me want a family photo session, but I do love working one on one with a child to capture their intricacies. Yes, Reid can be a handful and yes, today was a hard day, but now I have these photos to look back on because I know that someday I will miss his 4 1/2 year old personality, energy, and innocence. Quirks and all.
And our closing photo. Tell us how you really feel about taking photos, Reid ;)