Sunday, July 12, 2009

april & co.

When I started this photography thing a little over a year ago, I used to get nervous before every session. After a few months of continuous shooting, though, the nerves finally subsided. That is, dear reader, until today. When April first called to book her session a few months ago, she was as sweet as could be. Loved her accent, her son's name, her whole attitude about the shoot. I was really, really looking forward to working with her. That is, until I found out that she was once on the CBS hit reality show, Big Brother. Yeah. A reality tv celebrity. Nervous, anyone? Of course, I had no reason to be. Sure, she's drop dead gorgeous, sweet as pie and has a beautiful family to boot, but really, there was nothing to be worried about. Mr. Maverick (no, not the movie character or the basketball team), her 18 month old supermodel son was All Boy. His favorite things, it seems, are airplanes; check out his reaction to finding one in the sky below. He loves to pick flowers for his mama, hates wearing ties (even though it was THE cutest little thing I'd ever seen) and enjoys a super toss up into the air by Daddy. Who, by the way, was All Man. As in, Mr. Matt really wanted to be anywhere other than in front of my lens. Sound familiar, ladies? Well, Matt rallied and gave me some great smiles (and even took it upon himself to search the Dallas Arboretum for my missing flash case). I really had so much fun with this family. In between shots, April filled me in on all the juicy details of shooting a reality show (she made it to the final four, for crying out loud!), and I really think I could have hung out with her all day. Except, of course, by the end of our session I was a haute sweaty mess, and her family was still picture perfect. Even Matt, in his turqouise shirt (which he was more than willing to wear, as it wasn't pink). April, you guys were so much fun! Thank you, thank you, thank you for the fun session, and I look forward to working with you guys again in December!

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