Aiden and the Pursuit of the Smile

I always measure the success of a portrait session on the amount of raw, real and (preferably) happy emotion out get out of my subjects. For the most part, this is a pretty easy task. But sometimes, just sometimes, you meet someone who is SO stoic and midwestern that it takes a little extra effort to extract a simple smile.

Wee Aiden is a perfectly happy little dude. But pop that camera in front of his face, and BAM! He turns into a Norwegian farmer, in capable of showing his softer side. But, with a little coaxing and whole lot of goofing around, I managed to tear down that facade and capture a bit of the vivacious Aiden his parents know so well. Major win if you ask me :)

Welcome Pilar!

One look at Maya and Cameron and you just know – these two are going to make beautiful babies. Well, that was at least my thought when I met them earlier this spring for South Dakota maternity session. Sweet, kind, smart and ridiculously good looking – pretty much a genetic win for their offspring.

Baby Pilar made her debut in late spring – and she was every bit as beautiful as I expected her to be. Such a sweet baby with a fabulous name. Oh, and that hair! Don’t get me started on her beautiful hair. I happily photographed this brand new family in and around my downtown Fargo studio.

Maya Kwon - My sweet girl! Pidamayaye ake (thank you, again) for the beautiful photos!!!