I have a plea for parents: Don't wait. Don't follow the normal route that so many parents take, which is to get photos taken during infancy and then as a senior in high school. There is so much to capture going on when a child is 7 or 10 or 12, and yet that's the gap in years that is usually photographed the least. Then a child graduates high school and the family says, "Why didn't we capture more of his or her life in the past 17 years?"
Let me back up… Some weeks ago I got a call about a baseball-themed shoot for a 12-year-old boy. Mom Lynda explained that her son was growing up so fast, and that she really just wanted to preserve this moment in his life – when baseball and the Yankees rule his world. We began brainstorming some ideas.
I'll admit I was a little nervous when I found out Tim didn't know I was coming until just a few hours prior. I expected to find a boy who'd rather do anything else in the world than smile and be photographed. What I found was a young man totally enthusiastic and excited about the photos. Phew!
I'll try not to gush, but I'm really going nuts over this shoot. Seriously, I don't know how I'll ever narrow down the pics. Tim, you were an an absolute rock star in front of the camera and a joy to be with. I hope you and your mom like this sneak peek!