One of my favorite things about shooting children is the interaction between the children and their parents. I love to capture those little moments that you usually don't see and aren't in the albums that the parents present to family and friends to see or in this case for future casting directors or talent agents to see. Way back when I used to shoot film and it was precious and expensive as I didn't develop my own and had to drop it off and wait for days to see if I got the perfect shot and there was no instant gratification as there is today. No Instagram or Facebook or camera phones for that matter. Now I can shoot with reckless abandon and sometimes get some interesting shots. I guess the photography purists would think this is amateurish but I say this is my camera, my time and I shoot as I want. Anyhow, back to this shoot, this young man is a young up and coming actor with a part on an Amazon Prime show that is coming out soon and I was lucky enough to be the first to capture him on my Nikon. The shoot started at 8:45 AM in Palm Desert, CA and lasted 50 minutes. Special thank you to his mother Shawn for trusting me and allowing me to shoot him and a special thank you to James for being so awesome because it was around 98 degrees even at that time of the morning.
Everybody this is James and his service dog.