One of my goals this year is to better portray personality and emotion in the photographs I take. In the beginning of my journey learning about photography, I always have been drawn to the technical aspects of what makes a good photograph. As I grow as a photographer, I really want to push myself to be better. I want to be continue to improve technically, but more than that, I want to be a better storyteller. Laughing boys being tickled by their parents, or a loving tearful embrace by a brides father the moment before he walks her down he isle. In ten to fifteen years, when the boys in the photos below are off at college, I want these photographs to bring back the memories of what life was like back then. Not just what they looked like, but who they were. Personalities, interactions, smiles. Real life. Looking back at photos of my own son from only a year ago I realize how quickly things change. It’s so great to have photos of him to help me not forget what he was like at all the different stages in life.
Here are some photos from a family session at Champoeg State Park from this last fall. They are such a fun family and their boys have SO much energy! It was blast to photograph them!