There is just something about tackling hugs from a little boy. I seriously love photographing these moments - the kind where a little boy has a ton of energy and all I have to say to capture a great photograph is "go tackle Mom"! There were so many images to love from this portrait session, but hands down this was my favorite. My client knew she wanted a photograph similar to this one - she had it in her head and had seen my previous work. We knew she wanted something in the grass, and while we photographed a ton of moments, when I found this location - I knew it would deliver. This photograph represents everything Mom wanted to achieve from her portrait session and we nailed it together. The colors, the styling, the happiness and smiles to the gorgeous sunlight highlighting the curls in their hair - it all came down to this photograph. This is the one that hangs on the wall in her living room (and it is also the photograph on the bottom of my gift certificates). We both loved it and it makes me smile everytime I see it. I know Mom feels the same way.
Location: Waxhaw, North Carolina. Keywords: Autumn (38), backlight (9), blue (44), Charlotte NC (37), denim (25), Fall (42), Family (58), Mom and son (3), posed portraits (15). 1/500; f/4.0; ISO 100; 145.0 mm.