When we set out to take his photos, neither one of us had a very clear idea of location. I was telling him how nice it was to be photographing my own child… not only was it going to be fun for me, because he is someone I know and love dearly, but that there was less pressure on me to get good shots, knowing that I would be able to re-shoot if something went wrong. I was all nice and relaxed and confident. UNTIL we started. It was so strange, but for some reason I got COMPLETELY insecure. I would think of an idea and then think, no, he will think that’s dumb. Then I’d think of another, and second-guess it. If you guys know Devon, you know he would never make me feel dumb about an idea. I’m not sure why but I felt this growing importance to make his pictures be absolutely AMAZING, because after all, he’s so important to me and I want to have these forever, and he’s such a great kid and I can’t think of anything creative, and where should we shoot and the sun is going down and does he think this is dumb and will he like this location and how come I can’t make him smile and…..? AGGGGHHHH!..
Well we made it through. And I think we got some pretty nice shots.He’s happy and I’m happy. And Devon- you are an incredible son and I am so proud of you.