He loves 90's euro-techno sensation, Scooter. I don't know how that happened, but I do know that headphones are an awesome invention.
With the right perspective, everything is possible.
He spent the day riding The Serpent at Coney Island, but nothing ever usurps his love for a good swing.
They really get into their work.
He's spending less time on the ground these days.
Around here, we love rain days and we know the best puddle spots.
The other day he was sick and down for the count. The doctor prescribed amoxicillin. That stuff works.
They often peel apart, but always end up together.
I could go on and on about how awesome this family was to photograph, but thanks to this first image, there's no need for me to do that.
Flinstoning it on the Green Machine.
Enjoying the jet trails at sunset. It's sort of our rural version of people watching.
I don't remember what his shirt says he's king of. I don't think it's beers. Because who would own that shirt? Oh, wait...
He spent the evening planting Cheerios. Can't wait for those Cheerio trees to show up.
I can't wait to see all of his ideas and dreams takeoff.
We went to the park to fly their new remote control plane. Younger brother even wore a special shirt for the occasion. But, despite standing in a field big enough to land a commercial jet, "we" managed to fly it over a fence and crash it into the tallest tree in Georgia within the first 15 seconds of flight. And that’s when muddy puddles come in handy.
This year, these two overcame some big challenges and experienced some terrific triumphs. They make every day joyful.
I photographed Damien last year, and was honored to be invited back again by his family. His spirit is as fiery as his hair and his internal batteries are super-charged. I typically like to shoot wearing Crocs, even in the winter, but on this day I made sure to lace up cross-trainers.
I have many favorites from this session, and this is definitely one of them...
This tire swing also made an appearance in a recent anniversary session I did with Damien's Aunt and Uncle...
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Each time the big one added an ornament, the little one removed an ornament, thus maintaining balance in the universe and a tree that looked exactly the same three hours later.
He's our official light tester, and he takes his job seriously...
Whenever I start taking things for granted, sweating the small stuff, or throwing myself a surprise pity party, a walk in the woods puts things back in perspective. But, bring along a curious 5-year old, and he'll quickly show you that it was your perspective that was wrong in the first place. I'm learning to savor the journey and worry a little less about the destination.
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