I love my job!
Yesterday morning – while I imagine most sensible, responsible employed adults were stuck in their offices wearing sensible, responsible business casual clothing and doing sensible, responsible, employed adult things – I got to go play and get dirty in my favorite junkyard. My lovely photog friend Maggie and her family are leaving Phoenix (moving to Dallas! so far away!) and she wanted some pictures of her uber-cute children before she left.
We stacked colorful old soda crates, we climbed between dumpsters, we examined discarded collections of nuts and bolts and beads and wires. We talked about bugs, and school and we laughed ourselves silly. And I get to call this work!
Jake and Kate are sweet, silly, charming, bubbly, loving and articulate children (much like their mama, come to think of it). Kate is an impish little pixie with an irrepressible sparkle in her eye, while Jack is a utterly darling, serious, soft spoken boy with a great imagination. Although we had only met once before yesterday’s session, we were immediate buddies, and had a grand time during our junkyard adventure.
Afterward – to make a fun morning even better – we headed to my favorite gelato spot (chocolate hazelnut gelato + blackberry sorbet = yum). I’m starting to think that all Phoenix photo sessions should end with some sort of icy treat
Maggie – I’m going to miss you, and I wish you and your family all the best in Dallas. I’m so totally coming to visit (now that Dallas has both you AND Brenda – nothing could keep me away)!
(note to my other wonderful clients: based on Maggie’s departure in less than 24 hours – I made an executive decision to bump her to the head of the sneak peek line Don’t worry, I’m still working away on all your sessions and should have several to post over the week, so keep checking back!)
Gotta love a little lens distortion – kids can’t resist it when say I can show them a picture of themselves with a giant head!
Maggie was behind me for this one, creating some sort of crazy ‘movie’ for her kiddos. That lady has energy and enthusiasm enough for ten people! As for me, I just wanted to take that theater seat home with me.
And last but not least, this one is my favorite from the entire session. I couldn’t decide if I should post color or black and white, because I love them both for different reasons, so don’t be surprised if I add the color one some time soon!