This family holds my current record for farthest travel. They are from California, and I am deeply honored that this is the second time they have sought my services as they visit family in town. This time, it was for their son’s one year pictures. He could stand for a while on his own, but hadn’t really started taking steps on his own … until this day. And as luck would have it, I was actually able to switch to video mode and video some of his first steps! Being one, he didn’t really want to sit still for pictures, and we made the mistake of having my phone playing Pandora where he could see it. That was ALL he wanted. So what to do? Well, give him the darn thing, of course! I would rather have a baby smiling and happy and deal with editing out the phone than have him crying. Is it hard to edit out? Yes, it is very time consuming, but that is why I don’t edit them out until they decide which pictures they want, so I don’t waste time editing it out of every single picture – I would also just use retouchup.com – they rock for such things!
Now, this one is more of an outtake than anything, but his expression cracks me up.