When Sally mentioned she had a train conductor's outfit for her 14 month old son Tiago, the only place I was thinking of bringing him was to a set of train tracks. But really, what kind of photographer puts a child on train tracks, right? Steph and I spent hours trying to find tracks that had character and were NO longer in use, luckily we stumble upon this location!
Tiago wore this conductors outfit to his train themed 1st birthday party, so it made complete sense that we kept that theme going and incorporated it into his 1 year old pictures. I am thrilled that we decided to do this, it is one of my favorite child/family shoots to date.
It took us a while to get Tiago comfortable enough to sit for us, until EUREKA...! Frodo came along to put him at ease!
But we had a surprise for Tiago! A REAL train! His eyes lit up like a child on Christmas morning when we let him actually sit on it. Of course safety is our first priority when photographing little ones, so we had Dad sit behind Tiago and hold him while he decided to peer around to see the caboose.
One of the reasons that I love what I do, is that I have the opportunity to meet awesome people and their families. So when I get the opportunity to photograph the whole family I jump on it in a second!
Oh no...We forgot Frodo!!
Can't wait for our next photo session with the Medeiros'!