When Mason’s mommy Amy asked me if I’d take his holiday card photos how could I say no? He’s only a few days younger than Jasper and so alike in so many ways (they both don’t like to eat for one thing!) not the least of which is total cuteness.
Even better, Amy likes to dress him up “like a Von Trapp” as Mason’s daddy puts it. Which just makes my job so much easier. Does it get any cuter than baby boy in a bow tie??
Or in a derby hat?
Toddlers at this age in particular are nearly IMPOSSIBLE to shoot. Just try to get them to stand still for two seconds, and if they are standing still just try to get them to look at you. It’s like winning the lottery if/when it happens! I thought maybe we’d have more luck in the park.. but no, not really.
Who can blame him though? Why would you want to look at the crazy lady pointing the camera lens in your face when there are so many interesting things going on around you? Like airplanes flying overhead..
or doggies and babies walking by..
but then – it happened – one look, at me!!!! And even a sly little smile..
Unfortunately Amy wasn’t feeling well, so her husband had to step in for the role of toddler wrangler photo assistant. Which he did with finesse. As a reward for all of his hard work, I hope he enjoys this portrait of he and Mason, both miraculously looking at me – at the same time!!:
As a fellow photo enthusiast, he confided that he’s usually on the other side of the lens. I know how that is, all too well.
Thank you Amy, Kimo and Mason for letting me into your world for a day!