When I spoke with Kolton’s Mom during our phone consultation she shared with me that she and Kolton’s father were “Old Souls”. I learned that Dad drove vintage cars and that the very first toy they purchased for their soon to arrive little son was a vintage peddal car. Mom agreed to bring this special gift to the session. As the conversation ended my creative mind started turning a millions gears. How could I capture a vintage feel for Kolton’s session without simply using antuqie editing techniques? That evening I contacted some fellow photographer friends to help me brain storm. The ideas were flowing. That next day I started shopping. I needed special hats, new antique props and the perfect backdrop to sylize this little fellow’s session. I spent a good hour researching online looking for inspiration. And then it came time to prepare the studio. This is what goes into your session. I put my heart and soul into making it special.
This time though the success of the session had a lot to do with parental input! I love how Kolton’s parents felt comfortable to make suggestions during their son’s portrait session. His Dad even taught me a few tips about photographing cars stylistically. It was so fun. Both Mom and Dad helped me mold and shape hats to achieve the perfect vintage look. I laughed when a prop needed some repair and Kolton’s Dad pulled a screwdriver out from his back pocket. I am so excited to deliver these portraits to Kolton’s parents. This session was the perfect marriage between photographer and client.