Today is the first day of April, and we are BOOMING. We are out of town and shooting every single weekend of April, and booked 2 more weddings in the last 7 days but so far, my favorite session is the one I’m about to share with you all. This one is special because the young man we are writing is family. Don’t get me wrong, anyone that chooses to let us capture moments in the life for them, well your family as well but Austin is literally family. We have only known him a short almost 3 years but that doesn’t change the fact that hes one of my sons. Not biologically but who cares about that crap. He is quick to remind me how smart, witty, and unique he is. SInce he has been here, he has grown so much. Both in height, and confidence but also in this new family of his.
We have been talking about options for his senior portraits for months, but as most guys, hates having his picture taken. He has stalled and stalled until that was no longer an option. So we decided it was time, and our location of choice was Grayson Highlands Park in Virginia. Our family took a day trip here last summer and immediately fell for the place. The views are spectacular and anytime you can roam with wild ponies, well that’s just special now isn’t it. It was a rare occasion where he and I had the entire afternoon/ evening to ourselves. The lack of cell service also provided for some interesting conversation as well. I honestly couldn’t have planned a better day to spend with Austin. As per usual, here are the photos.
This is what life is all about, spending time with those you care for, and to capture those moments to enjoy for a lifetime.