This was SUCH a fun session! Walt has been coming to me since he was a newborn, and his mom always has something fabulous planned for his shoot. This year, she wanted to honor some of the men in Walt’s family tree by having his photo done with some of the hats that these men wear/wore. I LOVE a session like this that gives me a theme to work with and challenges me. I set out to find locations for each of the different settings that we were envisioning. Amazingly, I found everything I needed in only one location: Storybook Ranch in Mckinney. They literally had EVERYTHING we were envisioning. Not only that, but Denise was absolutely fantastic to work with. For photogs out there, you can’t go wrong with this location!
Walt did a GREAT job during his session. His mom was so prepared with wardrobe and props. Plus she had a fabulous surprise for Walt at each outfit change. Without those treats, things could have been difficult with a 4-year-old and 5 outfit and setting changes. Mom, you are a dream client!
Now, on to Walt’s peek. It’s a huge one, because the session was huge!
The first hat, a fedora, belonged to his Great Papa Emmett Shug Wilkins, who was a barber in his day.
Next is another fedora; this one belonging to Walt’s Great PoPo Forrest Hower and PeePaw Walter L. Farrington, Jr, who were businessmen. This first one was actually an exposure test shot, but it ended up being one of my very favorites.
Next is a cowboy hat and work gloves which belonged to Walt’s Great Grandpa Luther Fenton. Also, meet our live prop, Rebel.
I LOVE this next one, especially processed in a vintage style. <3
Next are baseball hats belonging to Walt’s dad.
And last, but not least, is a fishing hat which belonged to Walt’s Papa Fred Fenton.
Whew! Thanks for sticking with me! This was one of my favorite sessions ever! Thanks for looking!