Remember this sweet little guy that I got to photograph at just eight weeks old…He came back!  All eight months of happy pudgy yumminess, all the way from out near Seattle, and all just to see me!  Well, his Nana might argue it wasn’t just to see me, but we can settle that one later.

Tristin might qualify as my longest distance client ever – but I will most definitely take him!  He has also served as a book end of sorts around my accident.  I photographed him barely a week before I fell down the stairs, my last session before that crazy day, and now here he is again, my first full session after my recovery.  I did one mini newborn session in December, which I loved, but I was still on crutches and had to do the session while sitting in my rolling office chair!  So this little man got my first no crutches, no brace, walking on my own and even able to get up and down off the floor session – though this little guy certainly challenged that last super hero power.  I still have a ways to go – and no I am not ready to take on sessions with anyone who can run yet!  But I am definitely getting stronger every day and it feels amazing to be back behind the camera.

Beyond the fun of photographing little Trisin, it was amazing to see my dear friend so happy and in love with her son and with motherhood.  It makes my heart happy to see what a wonderful mother she has become.  They have so much fun together and this little guy was, to put it mildly, hilarious.  As you can see from the photos, I could not decide which crazy faces to post here, so while we got some great big happy smiley photos, I just had to make a little collage of the “crazy faces of Tristin” to go along with them.  Yes, we had a very fun afternoon, oh, and I took some pictures too…Thanks for coming to visit – and I think Nana appreciated the visit too!



  1. Liz says:

    I like the normal shots but I really adore the funny face shots. You really capture the humor of the little guy!

  2. Brian says:

    Great job with the photos! I love them, can’t wait to see more!


  3. Chelsea says:

    Renee, these photos are fantastic! You have truly captured Tristan’s personality. I hope these bi-coastal sessions end up a regular event!

  4. admin says:

    Thanks Everyone – and Chelsea, I hope so too!!

  5. Jean-Marie Harner says:

    I can just hear the deep belly laughs!! Where’s the spoon to eat him up? Wow. Congratulations Mama Liz! Renee, great job.

  6. Kathryn says:

    Renee, those are fabulous photos. You capture his smile and spirit so well.

  7. Kim @ Boulder says:

    So, so cute. Looks like the happiest little man ever. Gorgeous work Renee. The shots are amazing.