Over Christmas and New Year's break, I got the opportunity to get together with a close friend to take pictures of her son Kobe, who turned two a few months back. My plan was to use this great vinyl backdrop that I had just bought for Kobe's portrait session, since I had very cleverly deduced that a freezing two-year-old outside in the snow would make for a very unhappy portrait subject.
Kobe had other plans. What I had not-so-cleverly done is taken a two year old away from a video game. Here's an important tip about photographing children: DON'T EVER TAKE A QUIET WELL-BEHAVED TWO YEAR OLD AWAY FROM A VIDEO GAME.
This picture was taken shortly after Kobe stopped crying. I don't think I'll ever get those accusatory eyes out of my brain. I'm sorry Kobe!
One of the things I loved about this session (aside from the completely adorbs Kobe, of course) was that we got to throw in lots of wintery patterns. And even though it was a winter portrait session shot inside, we still got the feel that it was winter.
One thing to note about me is that two year olds make me tired just looking at them. Kobe, however, is just about as sweet as pie. I mean, look at that smile!