Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Chase, Three years old | Phoenix, AZ Photographer

When photographers post their work whether it be a blog or on social media, they typically choose their favorite images. It could be color, light, composition, or an image that represents their style.  Usually, it looks like there were super happy kids and the session just went perfectly. Photographing real life isn't always happy, but it's always perfect! Finding the beauty in real reactions and emotions is true beauty. Seriously, I'm not just saying that. Capturing real connection between a child and his parent is one of the most beautiful things to me. And of course, as parents, we want those super smiley awesome pictures of our kids so that's why I always do as best as I can do get both.

Chase's momma came up with the idea of doing a hot air balloon shoot with her turning three year old gorgeous little guy, Chase. I was SO EXCITED over the idea. I happened to have a wedding the night before the date we could do, but I was okay with only getting a few hours of sleep. I mean, it's not every day you get to do a family session among brightly colored hot air balloons surrounded by mountains.

We met very early in the morning. The sun wasn't even up when I left my house. It was that early! We followed the balloon vans up to the take off spot in the desert and waited for them to fill with air. A few things we didn't anticipate was that it was actually a tad chilly! Arizona in April is nice and warm, but we didn't realize how chilly it would feel at 6am. Also, the generators were quite loud. Chase just wasn't quite sure about these big balloons he loves seeing from his backyard.

I still followed him around as he was held in his parents' arms both for warmth and protection. Occasionally he would get excited about one of the balloons. And then, the balloons were in the distance. We went to another desert spot, but it was incredibly bright as the sun was shining bright on that desert floor. The balloons were tiny specs in the air by the time we parked.

What I had the opportunity to do though was to capture how Chase felt on that morning with the balloons. Then on another day where there were no loud generators or cold weather, we met up again where I got to see super happy Chase. Best of both worlds!

Reuben and Brittany, thank you so much for meeting me so early in the morning for such an awesome experience! Maybe in a few years, Chase will like the balloons up close a little better. And thank you for meeting up with me again to really capture that sweet smile of your little guy. Lots of love,
Adriane










 There's that smile and crazy piercing blue eyes we love to see!!!! His mom released a balloon in between these walls and Chase thought it was absolutely hilarious. Balloons were incorporated all around!




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