I was so excited for my shoot with Chloe, I had no ideas of what I was going to do with Moses. Our home is always upside down when the studio set up comes out and trying to make room to have dinner was starting to get on our nerves. Of course, as soon as I had everything ready, we realized that Moses had a mild fever and was not in any condition to take photos. I gave him half a chewy Advil and sent him for a nap while Chloe and I snuck out to see Frozen (her first movie theatre!). I know, I know, kind of mean, but we had to cancel the previous day and she was really looking forward to it. We needed a girls outing and Moses has been to the theatre twice already. I have more excuses but I'll leave it at that. By the time we came back, he was in great spirits and ready for photos.
You can't go wrong with jeans and a white tee. It's inarguably classic, fashionably timeless and like a blank canvas, it leaves room for endless possibilities. Dress it up or dress it down, it's hard to go wrong when you're keeping it simple. Jealous of Chloe's rose photos, he asked to have photos with the rose as well. Sweet as pie.
When I say this guy is "ready for photos" I truly mean it. With Chloe, you never know what you are going to get, you never know what mood she'll be in and she often refuses to take direction so photographing her is often a painful and frustrating process. Moses on the other hand, is so natural. Always eager to please, he takes direction extraordinarily well, does not get disheartened when corrected as realizes their is a reason to the madness, he is capable of making small movements that change an entire image, and he offers an array of facial expressions. He is so pleasant and so easy, he's a photographer's dream model.
In conclusion, I am pretty damn stoked about what I got out of this last minute session, this last minute attempt to capture something fun and new for his Valentine's Day photos. This last weekend was more emotionally taxing than usual for our family, and having both kids with a fever did not help. Thankfully they were mild fevers and they were both up and running in no time. Family Life continues to be crazy, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
Have a lovely Valentine's Day Weekend