But, really, you should. He is the cutest 6 month old! I had the privilege of taking his picture as a Father's Day surprise for his dad. It's been torture keeping these a secret because they turned out so well. Plus I'm not very good at keeping secrets and I see his folks at church all the time.Read More
I love kids. I used to teach kindergarten a lifetime ago until I started having children of my own. People tease me that I have enough kids of my own to have a class at home now. I started working as an assistant at a local preschool in January and boy do I have some stories to tell.
Just yesterday one of my little guys that cracks me up on a daily basis bumped his head. It wasn't a hard bump, but I wanted to check it out just to be safe. I asked him if he was OK and he replied, "Yeah. I bumped my head and the aliens came and took my brain." OooooKay. So a little later I checked on him again and he said, "I'm good. The aliens came and brought me a new brain!" My response: "Then I guess we're good." Sometimes I feel like aliens have come and taken my brain, but I'm not sure it's all back yet. Oh wait. I have kids. That explains everything.
Here's a few shots from a couple of my preschool portrait shoots this month. Some serious cuties! And no. None of them had aliens come and take their brain.
A couple of years ago my sister got married in Richmond then had a reception in California. Last weekend a good friend from high school (John) did just the opposite, and I had the privilege of photographing their Richmond reception.
As I walked into the banquet hall, John's mom shrieked, ran up to me and engulfed me in the greatest hug ever. I hadn't seen her since graduation which was many (ahem) years ago. A steady stream of friends I had not kept in touch with entered the party, and it felt like a high school reunion. Well, I guess it did--I missed mine because my son came down with the chicken pox...
I'd almost forgotten what a great group of folks these guys were. I tried to capture them in a more traditional shot, but what I ended up with was everyone laughing hysterically. Which was even better. That's how I remember them anyway!
In addition to seeing friends from the past, I got to meet John's lovely wife Josanne. She and her girls were so much fun. If they'd just move to the east coast I'm sure we'd be great friends ;-) Or maybe I could make the trip to sunny CA...
See more photos from the shoot at Facebook.com/SieckPhotography.