Jameson turned one, in the wet winter of Western Washington. I had this huge vision of photographing him in a sunny backlit field, with the sun glistening through the trees… and of course he would be posed perfectly, and his red curls were bouncing behind him, and the images were true award winning gems… But it gets dark at 2 (or 4ish) O’clock. And the sun hates us, and Jameson won’t sit still, and I’m not an award winning photographer (yet). So maybe my vision borderline a fantasy. Luckily, my dear friend Jenn offered to let me use her studio to play around in. Of course I said yes. But go figure, in all my rush of getting together my gear, packing the diaper bag, getting kids and myself dressed, I somehow managed to take Jameson’s jeans out of the drier, notice they could use a teensie bit more time to fully dry and decided to put them back in the dryer while I got the kids in the minivan, THEN go back inside to get the jeans. Because 2 minutes in the dryer is really going to make a huge difference in dryness? Well the reality is that it never takes only TWO minutes to load kids and things into any vehicle, so 20 minutes later one could assume my idea actually held water. But because it took 20 minutes to load everyone and everything into the minivan I forgot to bring pants for Jameson for his one year old photos. AND, I didn’t realize I forgot pants, until I took his pantless little body out of the carseat and saw his cute little bare legs… LUCKILY Jenn had a neighbor who was able to sneak into her napping son’s room to snag me a pair of toddler jeans while trying not to wake up her napping son. As a mom I’m indebted, because I know I would NEVER venture into my sleeping child’s room to get anything for anyone, especially someone I’ve never met. I think I owe her a latte.
Anyways, I’ve been borrowing a medium format film camera, a Pentax (Yes PENTAX) to entertain my creative conundrums. I shot two rolls of film for Jameson’s milestone pics and I’m getting ready to send them all off to be developed. I can explain what film is and why it has to be sent off and what developing is another day. Or just ask Madeline. She was confused at the whole ordeal. She really thought I was joking when she asked to look at the back of my camera and I told her nothing was there. Kids these days. Anyways, here are a couple of the digital images I snagged of this rugged red headed rascal. I just adore him. And that red hair… Seriously kills me every day! I will share some of my film images once I get them back in a couple weeks (if they turned out).