In a flash things can be captured. (Although if you are a regular read here you know that I would NEVER use an actual flash, just a metaphor.) Mr. Mason is one tough cookie.
When I took his pictures a few years ago he really made me work hard and his mama, Jen, said that this year was going to be even harder. Harder, eh? I’m up for the challenge!
Boy did I ever have to be ready. We would somehow talk him into being near his siblings (who were ready with awesome smiles) and I’d fire off five quick shots and he’d run away. Or we’d get his whole family on the floor, but a really cool car in the middle and as soon as he put his bottom on the seat I’d fire off three more quick shots…and then he would cover his face. Forget about pictures by himself because he was super crafty about turning his head or raising his hands.
Ah ha, but Mason had met his match because I am super quick and somewhat stealthy. I’d pretend I was talking to his family and fire off some pictures. They are not posed at all but I am willing to be they capture HIM more than a pretty sitting picture!
In a flash things can be turned upside down too. In July Jen was diagnosed with breast cancer. One of the reasons we did a quick family photo session is because she was starting treatment pronto. (In fact, she’d had her first chemo the day before. Such a trooper!) I am so honored that she called me to do this session for her and I look forward to doing an ‘after’ session too. She’s got THIS! (If you want to follow Jen’s heartfelt and beautifully written blog you can find it here.)
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