I really like this life as a photographer. Great pay, great travel and great clients! OK… maybe I am fibbing about the first two. I do really enjoy working with families, meeting everyone, learning about what they do, and mostly, capturing their lives’ fleeting moments as images the family can keep forever. As a father of two early twenty year olds, I cannot believe how quickly children grow up, move out and start their own lives. I believe photographing young families helps me keep ‘young’… or at least feel young.
So it was with great pleasure I was able to photograph Lacey and her son, Cruz, earlier this summer. We chose the Olympia waterfront and Farmer’s Market as the location. On a Saturday. Insanity with a 9 month old? No. Not at all!
Now, I am not a seafaring person and asking me about the tide makes me immediately think about the clothes washer, so I was at first concerned when we got onsite and the tide (on Puget Sound/Budd Inlet) was out. I mean… WAY out. No sweat. We made it a feature.
Lacey & Cruz
Next stop was the Farmer’s market. I love this location for photographs. There is lots of colors, movement, shadows, textures and light. All of it different and all of it constantly changing. It is the kind of place that photographers like David Hobby or Joe McNally would just eat up with their bazillion cameras and strobe units. (OK… I tend to exaggerate a bit. A ‘bazillion’ only describes McNally…. Hobby appears to travel with less luggage…).
Cruz’s Grandpa calls him the ‘world’s cutest grandchild’. Now, until I have my own, (NOT a hint, Amanda & Ethan. I can wait!!!) I might have to agree. I will tell you though, I am happy to provide him the photographs he can show to brag on his daughter and grandchild.
Gotta love a job like that!
(PS… Thank you Lacey and Cruz for a wonderful afternoon!)