Yesterday I photographed my friend Jesse, his wife Renae, and their son Braeden. It was recently Braeden’s 1st birthday and they wanted some images of him and their family during this time. Jesse and I were band mates for about 8 years in PAX217 and it’s quite a privilege to be asked to photograph them. 1. Because they’re really, really, really, rediculously good looking. 2. I photographed Renae for her maternity and I love being apart of the continuim of a family. I was in their wedding, photographed her pregnancy and now Braeden.
This is where being a photographer trumps other professions. Doctors may see you every 6 months cause you’re sick, or a hair stylist once a month, because your mullet is getting a bit out of control, but I get to see them on major events, and help create major events, that last forever. This job is about relationships and that, I LOVE. The idea of legacy in a “digital world” has been lost in many ways. I look at these images and think, “Jesse must be proud, he has a son, a wonderful wife, and his son’s children’s children will sit around a table looking at these images and speak of who he was. We all have about 3 million snap shots on our computers and we are so used to seeing “every” moment from the camera that I think in about 30 years, we’ll start actually appreciating what was invested to create these photographs. …..and that is my tangent for the evening. Thanks for walking with me through it.
SO…Craig family, thank you and I hope you enjoy these, it was great being with you. Braeden, you rock!
Braeden wears Initium Sunglasses Very cool.
LOOK at that face! awwww buddy, you are sweet.
” I, am Jesiah Evans Craig, I will leave behind quite a legacy, you just wait.”