January 15, 2014 — Today I start this Valentine’s Day Project The Ones I Love with photographs of my two favorite little ones, Kate & Sparky.

We did this session in mid November while Nicki was away and I photographed them just like I would for a client.  We talked about clothes, the location and the time of day (at the beach it’s almost always late in the day before sunset).

I hired an assistant to help me with the lighting (reflectors and diffusion) just like I would for a client and then just let the kids have at it.  They had fun, and loved the beach even in the late fall (actually this time of year is spectacular for beach sessions — winter light has unique characteristics).

When it was done they were tired and soaked but they had a wonderful time, and I did too, and created a little “time capsule” of where they are in their lives.

The Gero Kids at Salt Creek Beach

The Gero Kids at Salt Creek Beach

The Gero Kids at Salt Creek Beach

The Gero Kids at Salt Creek Beach

The Gero Kids at Salt Creek Beach

The Gero Kids at Salt Creek Beach

The Gero Kids at Salt Creek Beach

The Gero Kids at Salt Creek Beach

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