Lone Star State…
We had some Texas size fun didn’t we!?! In June the boys and I made a trip out to California to visit family. We have some dear friends who have recently moved to Dallas, Texas. Shooting a session in their new pool was a fantastic excuse to stop over and visit the Lone Star State!! We all had an amazing visit and with the Texas heat of course we pretty much lived in their beautiful pool!
These boys rocked their first underwater session!! When I arrived mom told me how excited she was that we were able to organize this because as a mom of three boys, she doesn’t have nearly as many photos of her youngest as she does of the older two. She worried that her boys were at an age where fake smiles seemed to dominate their photos ~ but as you can see, there was no lack of fun had by all!
It’s Just fun!
One of my very favorite things about underwater kids photography is how much good old fun we get to have! I am a fish by nature and would honestly live in the water given the choice. I can remember summers as a child where I we were in the water right after breakfast and swam until dinner. We got pulled out for a couple hours mid day and told we had to come in and watch cartoons ~ because that was the only way to get us out of the pool for a break! I never dreamed I would find a career that let me live in the water as an adult…
I love that the kids have *almost* as much fun as I do 😉 Families show up time and time again telling me how excited the kids were to come to their Underwater Photo Session. Even those that aren’t quite sure what this is going to be like are having a blast by the second cannonball!
Can we just stop for a moment and give Mom some props here? We had never discussed her going in. This session was scheduled just for her two youngest boys (biggest brother was home from college, but working). But I looked over, asked her, and she said “why not?!?” And then she proceeded to absolutely rock the mother son underwater photos! So impressed!!
Can’t wait for Next Year!
Love you guys! Hope we can come visit for a session again next summer!!
Update: Thank you Happy Togs for featuring the top image of this little guy crashing onto the water! The Happy Togs is an amazing community that supports Community over Competition in a beautiful way!! The group was founded by Tracy Joy, one of the photographers who hosted the workshop I attended in Charleston SC.