As a kid I remember what it was like running up and down the stairs of my childhood home. I remember the smell of the carpet. I remember racing to the bars at the park, and having round-up contests with friends. I remember being sad one year at my sister’s birthday party because I wanted to use the colorful paper plates I picked out but was told no.
During shoots, the primary thing I focus on is story-telling. These are the moments in life you aren’t going to get back. I want to feel it all.
Below are some photos from a recent family session in Santa Monica (their youngest, Max, was turning 1).
When I arrived, Max was napping. His mom told me that the second we open the door he will jump up. The opposite of me. I will sleep through anything.
A very older-sibling thing to do. Lol.
Most 1 year olds I’ve encountered have hesitation when presented with their first cake. Max knew exactly what he wanted to do.
Clean up crew.