Weather has not been friendly to this family. First there was a giant windstorm, then a rainy Saturday…but this year we finally got a beautiful Fall day. Not too hot. Not too cold. It was just right!
I have always been a lover of films. My first job was in a movie theater. Throughout college, I worked at a video store. I even keep track of each film I watch in a little notebook. So last year, when we first discussed the possibility of taking next year’s photographs at a movie studio lot, I was elated. The downside was that I had to wait a year to do it. But the wait wasn’t too bad, time flew by and then it was time to play around at the studio. It was so much fun to run around and find lots of different spots to shoot. And the stoops! I finally got to take some photographs on a stoop! It doesn’t sound like much, but there really aren’t many stoops in LA, so it was very exciting for ex-New Yorker me.
I was so excited when I found the spot to lay down the quilt that I ran back to their mom beaming and explaining why we had to move. It turns out the spiderman shirt was an even better fit than we thought, because during the shoot, I overheard one of the tour buses explain that the location that i had chosen is also where the famous upside down spiderman kiss happened. Our little spiderman was very impressed that spiderman was shot right there and rather indifferent to the kiss.
Natalie, thank you so much for making a dream come true.
A few favorites from our session. It is such a delight to watch these kids grow from year to year!
On October 25th, 2010, I met these two for the first time. Fast forward 3 years and a day and once again I have the pleasure of spending the afternoon with them. They are exactly as I remember, albeit a head taller.
Here are a couple of favorites from our afternoon session…
After 5 years of being in business, I finally had the chance to photograph a real Fall Session (leaves and all)! I first met and fell in love with this family three years ago when they still lived in LA. It was an absolute delight to see them again this year.
Here are a few of my favorites…