What can I say, it took me a year to get these kids in front of the camera. I met Mr. Miles and his beautiful sister last summer during the Atlanta Jazz Festival. As I was weaving my way through the crowds trying to get closer to the stage he kinda reached out for my camera and was like – hey take my picture – and started to jump in and out of the wagon he and Harper were sharing. I chatted his parents up, I really loved the attached cooler that their little red wagon. Actually writing this post reminds me, I need to find one of those for Jackson. Anyway, back to Miles, he and Harper both have personality for days so when their mom finally called and said I need some pictures of the kids I was like bring it on. While I haven’t done a photo session with them until now, we’ve developed a friendship and the kids always have a great time together.
Now, on with the protest. Miles has energy for days. And in the past few days his mom’s Facebook page has a thread that might aptly be named “Miles Behaving Badly”. But the truth is he’s just being an energetic, adventurous four-year old.
So uncharacteristically, here you go. Straight out the camera. No time for edits for this one. My man Miles!
About one third of the way through our session I told Miles I wasn’t gonna be able to let Jackson play with him anymore because he would get him into trouble. Before Kenyette could get offended I just said, if Jackson were here he’d be following right behind Miles. So when I look at how Miles chooses to be “in protest” at age four I can’t help but wonder, is THIS really what the fours look like? When is it that they calm down and listen for more than a nanosecond? Will I survive the Threes?
So there you have it. Miles (4) in protest and just a peak at his buddy Jax(3)