Danielle called awhile ago to talk about photos, and after rescheduling twice due to rain and a high fever, we finally made it happen last week. I don’t think she could have chosen a more beautiful day or location. Brandon is graduating high school in a few short weeks, and will then be joining the military. Danielle wanted to have a group picture taken before he left, and it didn’t take long for me to see why.
Brandon and Zane are brothers, though not in a typical way. They tease each other, and laugh together, and one looks up to the other, just like brothers do. Three year old Zane doesn’t remember Brandon ever not being there, so to him, the line between family and family friends is blurred.
Brandon crossed the creek, and Zane followed…at least until he called Brandon over for help. Brandon sat bent over with his arms on his knees, and Zane thought it best that he do the same (this was so funny — see pictures #6 and #7). In the group shots, where I had Zane sit closest to his mom, Brandon was never so far away that Zane couldn’t reach around his neck, as if to let me know they were best buddies. Although the three of them are not technically related, there is an apparent sense of family between them—and to Danielle that’s a perfect reason for portraits.
Danielle, thank you so much for inviting me to take these photographs. I had such a great time hanging out with you and the boys. I hope you enjoy my favorites.