I loved this series of my son playing chess so much I had to share. He has the greatest expressions!
Kai is studying this move very closely.
Over Thanksgiving, we got to warm up in Dallas to be with Matt’s family for the holiday. We had a wonderful time there and enjoyed seeing fall again. While there, we did a quick portrait session for Matt’s brother Adam and his family. It was a little different being in a place where there were no mountains in the background, but those gorgeous yellow and green trees really made up for it!!!
When Matt and I photograph portraits, I am the main person behind the camera, but almost always, Matt is with me holding reflector, and most importantly, getting the smile. I call him “the kid charmer” because he has a unique gift for being able to warm the coldest shoulders and pull out the shyest kids form behind legs. So, naturally, I had to share this picture taken of him at a family reunion this summer (photo by Peter Schwepker), trying to help my grandpa “get the smile” from our own children.