I finally got to meet the “M” family this weekend! When we first starting talking about the shoot, little boy “E” was just about a year old, not walking yet. By the time we got together, “E” was on the go! (Parents — you know how it is when your child learns something new, and it’s all they want to do!).
With these little explorers, I like to mostly follow them around and work my photos into their own exploration. So we walked around the park, splashed in some puddles, admired all the set up for Sunday’s “Then and Wow Festival” that was starting as we finished up (lucky timing!). We tried to ignore the intense humidity of the morning. And mostly, we had some fun.
For reasons I’ll never fully understand, peek-a-boo is an extremely fun game to virtually all little kids, and in an effort to get the little guy across the picnic area, I engaged him in a rousing game of peek-a-boo behind trees and garbage cans, slowly luring him in the direction I wanted.
By the time we wrapped up, I’d had so much fun playing with “E”, I was inspired to go home and drag my own 4 year old over to the park for a little mini photo shoot. So stay tuned this Friday….
In the meantime, thank you for being so flexible about the weather this weekend, “M” family, and for sharing your son with me for a couple hours! Enjoy this sneak peek, and you’ll see your full gallery soon.
Happy Fall everyone!
- Danie Smallwood,
Bethesda, MD child photography