Often times, people think that the photographer photographs someone else's moments and memories, which is essentially true. However, what many fail to realize is that every time a photographer looks at their past work, a little piece of their own personal memory/life is embedded in that photograph. It makes sense. They were there, behind the camera, waiting, interacting, unseen in the resulting photograph. But nonetheless there. Such is the case with every photograph I've taken. I remember the laughter, the conversation, the personalities, and the excitement in working so hard in finally getting "The Shot."
It is what makes my job so incredibly amazing. What I love most about my job is the chance I get to meet and know every person I photograph.
The Reets boys session is no different.
These guys are exploding with so much intelligence and personality it's insane! But so incredibly endearing! Zane, while serious and quite hateful towards the thought of getting photographed, is really a sweet softie at heart. (When the horrible ordeal of getting his photo taken was over, he gave me a dozen of his chickens eggs and insisted on giving me a ride on his ATV. See? Softie at heart.) Elias, his younger brother, is goofy, happy, and quite the talker. A future lady-killer for sure ;)
I hope you get a glimpse of their personalities, a part of my memories, and the love that these people have for each other! Enjoy!