Last Christmas, one of my awesome clients purchased a photography gift certificate for her sister, Sarah. Portrait sessions are always an amazing gift, but this was particularly special to Sarah because she has never had professional portraits taken of her and her son. Aside from school portraits and a KMart session when Jaxson was small, she has no professional portraits of her little boy. Jaxson is now 14 years old and already a tiny bit taller than Sarah. It was time.
We set their portrait session for early August, and we met at The Factory at Franklin for an urban-style photo session. Being 14 years old, Jaxson was sweet and cooperative but probably not super thrilled about the idea at first. 🙂 But he was soon having a great time with his mom, and it seemed to be a touching experience for both of them.
Sarah is a single parent, and it was pretty apparent that these two have a close bond. I noticed Sarah’s tattoos during the session, and I had to get a photo of those. The large tattoo on her back honors her mother who passed away recently, and the tattoos on her wrists – Strength and Persevere – are inspirational messages with personal meaning to her.
Sarah was so excited about the photo session and finally having pictures made with her son, it reminded me of just how very important it is to make time to document these life moments. In a few short years, Jaxson will be a senior in high school, and he will have changed so much. Sarah will have these pictures of him and of them together, taken when he was on the cusp of becoming a man.
I’m so glad to have had the chance to provide these pictures to Sarah and Jaxson. I know they’ll be cherished, displayed and looked at fondly as he grows.
Thanks so much, Sarah and Jaxson. And special thanks to Stacey Ells and family.
Here are a few favorites from Sarah and Jaxson’s portrait session.
Keep photography gift certificates in mind as we get closer to the holiday season. Portrait sessions are timeless, personal gifts, and the photographs are memories to be passed down for generations. Click here to contact me.