I love photographing the same people year after year. I love the changes I see. I especially love this family as we shoot every summer in the same place:: their lovely backyard.
 
My main subject was a young boy named Finny. He likes pirates. A lot.
Finny recently turned four and had a big pirate party, complete with a humongous blow-up pirate ship drink-holder.
Finny likes hitting balls with his dad (although his parents don't necessarily encourage the baseball playing...).
He has fantastic hair, and he's finally old enough to have an opinion:: he gets tired of 31-year-old women telling him that.
Finny likes tomatoes and basil, and eats them together straight from the plants in his garden.
I think he's rather hard to impress, but I figured out quickly that if you just talk pirates with this boy, he'll open up.

  
I enjoyed watching (and photographing) him two weeks ago.  He showed me the garden.  We played in his room.  He had a decent wrestling match with his dad (Finny won).  And half way through, we watched a bull snake (was that what it was?) catch, strangle and eat a mouse.  True story.

Here's a little peek of what came from that night::
 
Finny_2010_01.jpg
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I'm pretty sure I know where he gets that great hair........
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And this, friends, is the look that says, "Hey woman- thanks for stopping by. I think it's time for you to leave now. Thanks." :)
webR_8556.jpg

I love photographing the same people year after year. I love the changes I see. I especially love this family as we shoot every summer in the same place:: their lovely backyard.
 
My main subject was a young boy named Finny. He likes pirates. A lot.
Finny recently turned four and had a big pirate party, complete with a humongous blow-up pirate ship drink-holder.
Finny likes hitting balls with his dad (although his parents don't necessarily encourage the baseball playing...).
He has fantastic hair, and he's finally old enough to have an opinion:: he gets tired of 31-year-old women telling him that.
Finny likes tomatoes and basil, and eats them together straight from the plants in his garden.
I think he's rather hard to impress, but I figured out quickly that if you just talk pirates with this boy, he'll open up.

  
I enjoyed watching (and photographing) him two weeks ago.  He showed me the garden.  We played in his room.  He had a decent wrestling match with his dad (Finny won).  And half way through, we watched a bull snake (was that what it was?) catch, strangle and eat a mouse.  True story.

Here's a little peek of what came from that night::
 
Finny_2010_01.jpg
webR_8231.jpgFinny_2010_4.jpgwebR_8558.jpgFinny_2010_02.jpg
I'm pretty sure I know where he gets that great hair........
webR_8497.jpgFinny_2010_3.jpg
And this, friends, is the look that says, "Hey woman- thanks for stopping by. I think it's time for you to leave now. Thanks." :)
webR_8556.jpg



Comments
Tasha says:

Fantastic! Love the hair... and beautiful images, as always.

(08.26.10 @ 03:35 PM)
Trisha says:

I can't believe its been a whole year since Finny's last year shoot!! He has sure grown! He sure is one handsome little boy!

(08.26.10 @ 04:19 PM)
carrie ann says:

beautiful light and sweet little ringlets. lotsa personality in these darling shots.

(08.26.10 @ 05:23 PM)
Jen says:

Ummm yeah seriously..that hair rocks. Beautiful images! He is so cute.

(08.27.10 @ 12:08 PM)
Sandra says:

Hi Rachel! Would love to have you come to MY backyard for a photo session! :)

(08.28.10 @ 04:22 PM)
tara k says:

blown away by both the hair AND your images of said hair, rach. beautiful, glorious family! :)

(08.30.10 @ 11:11 AM)
laura says:

he's a cutie.

(08.31.10 @ 03:28 PM)
Gina Oh | Gina Maxine Photography says:

my word, he's such a cutie! LOVE the hair...

(08.31.10 @ 05:14 PM)
Ann Hall says:

I love your pictures. Keep them coming especially of the children (your).

(09.08.10 @ 02:23 PM)