My wife and I first met this couple when we were both expecting our first child at a birthing class in Columbus, GA. Yes, we met and bonded over the impending upheaval of our entire lives, kids. The wives have stayed close and Katie, Derek’s mom, was even there for our sons’ births. I did their family pictures when Derek was first born, and he is seen here, a happy and adventurous three year old.
I’m never quite sure what I am walking into when I am photographing a three year old. I have one of my own, so I am used to the whiplash you can get sometimes from their changing moods. When I got there, he was waking up from a late nap and was feeling a little groggy, but by the end he was running and happy, smiling for the camera and showing off those locks. His parents were getting pretty cozy too. Wink. We decided to take pictures at sunset and the property behind their house in Hamilton, GA with rolling hills, open fields and the tree line in the distance was amazing. We have been a part of some big moments in each other’s lives and I am thankful I was able to be a part of this one. Hope you enjoy.