In 2018, I had the privilege of photographing a senior named Jessica. Exactly a year later (almost to the day), I got to photograph her brother, Jacob. Jessica’s session was cotton fields, creeks, and dirt roads. Jacob wanted something completely different. We met in downtown Prattville and had such a great time walking around and finding cool spots!
I used to work with their step-mom, Kathi, who happens to love babies. Since she had not met Camryn yet, she asked if I could bring her to the session with me. Weston was available to join us, so I happily obliged! Kathi got to play with Camryn and talk to Weston while I photographed Jacob. Camryn gave Kathi some pretty big smiles! I’m glad it worked out for the two of them to meet 🙂
Guys are notorious for not liking to take pictures. Jacob was quiet at first, but I made him laugh at my expense a few times. He quickly loosened up and I think he actually had fun! I feel very proud that I got Jacob to smile for a majority of his photos. Even after he told me he doesn’t smile in pictures. I got the biggest smile right after taking a photo and telling him he looked just like his dad. Even though I’ve never seen Marshall without a beard, there was no denying that Jacob looked exactly like him at that moment.
Jacob, thank you so much for going along with all my crazy suggestions! I know senior portraits probably weren’t your favorite thing in the world, but you did such a great job! You are so smart and I know you will excel with everything you set out to do. Good luck with your freshman year of college! It will be here before you know it!