I’m so excited to share these photos of my photographer friend LaTara (who you might also know as Elle Danielle) and her precious son Greyson today. I met them for the first time for coffee at Urban Standard back in February, and immediately fell in love with the dynamic they have with each other. Elle is so down-to-earth, laid back, and hilarious, and Greyson might be the most charming (and brilliant) 5-year-old I’ve ever been around. So when Elle asked me to take photos of them together, I was so pumped, and it turned out to be one of the easiest sessions of all time due to how these two can work the camera like nobody’s business. :) The morning of the shoot, Elle texted me to say that Greyson was practicing his “natural smile” and coming up with poses, and she wasn’t kidding around. He jumped right into it and started firing off ideas left and right. “Okay, Mommy, how about you lean down and I’ll whisper a secret in your ear? That’ll be cute. Okay, now let’s hold hands and look at each other!” I mean….. this kid is a photographer’s dream!
Elle told me a story about how one day, she had put Greyson in time out for something he had done, and when he came out of his room, he was crying and holding up a framed photo of the two of them together. He said, “Mommy, I just want you to be happy like you are in this picture!” Dagger to the heart, amirite?! So she told me she’s almost afraid to frame too many of these around the house to give him more material to work with. ;)
Anyway, just soak in this cuteness and tell me YOU don’t want to be happy like they are in these pictures. :)
Elle, you’re drop dead gorgeous. Dang, girl.
I mean… but for real… is he not the absolute CUTEST?!
A favorite for sure.
Ahhhhhh! I can’t even handle it!
Greyson brought his president flash cards so they could quiz each other. (But really I think he did it to remind me that I should repeat all my American history classes because I can not, in fact, name all the presidents.) You guys… this kid is a genius. He named off almost every one correctly right away, just based on their initials or what number they were and things like that. He put me to shame! :)
I asked him which President was his favorite…. :D
We ended the afternoon at Steel City Pops, a spot we all love. And so many good photo ops!
Elle and Greyson, thank you so much for such a fun afternoon! I <3 you guys!