Like most photographers I get asked ALL the time to do wedding, senior, and family portraits. I am really not geared up for that type of work and don’t have any interest in getting into that portion of the business. There are a lot of great wedding and family photographers (and even more not so great ones) and I even hired a wedding photographer for my daughter’s own wedding.
But sometimes someone close asks me as a special favor and I am more than happy to help out. In this case my niece Summer Hanks asked me to photograph her daughter Emma on her first birthday. Emma was born several months premature and was about the size of your fist when born. I get to see her on a regular basis and she has always been such a great baby to be around, so I was more than happy to help out. We scheduled the shoot for the end of a long day of commercial work when I had the lighting all set up. We spent about an hour photographing Emma and got some really fun pics. I had a good time even though I was exhausted after shooting all day.