Oh how I just adore the family I’m blogging about today. I’m lucky enough to say I’ve been photographing Shinavia’s family for eight years now! I truly can’t believe how much her son, Logan, has grown and changed since I first met him, especially since I’ve known Shinavia for over 20 years.
Today, Logan is 9 years old and on his way to the 4th grade. And, it goes without saying, his mom Shinavia and I have become even better friends over the time we’ve worked together. It’s hard to not become friends with someone like Shinavia, frankly; she’s such a peach!
When Shinavia called me to take their photos again, I immediately began counting down the days to our session! And as for the day of the shoot, I had a blast! They had a pretty great time, too, posing between running around the playground and making funny faces.
About our shoot, Shinavia said, “I liked that [our session] was very spontaneous and free. We didn’t have to pose a lot because with kids, they don’t focus for long so ask them to keep posing isn’t going to work but capturing those cute moments are key.”
- Location: Watkins Park
- Shinavia’s Wardrobe: Marshall’s
- Logan’s Wardrobe: Children’s Place
Once Shinavia saw her photos, she said, “I love the photos because I think they capture our personalities. They show how loving and playful we are towards each other. You can tell he’s my only child and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”
Okay, enough text. Check out the awesome mother/son duo, Shinavia and Logan.
I’ll be scheduling another family session like this in August. If you’re interested in your own individual or family portraits, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or a text to 202-738-9007 to book. Until next time!