Whitten: ONE!

In honor of this kiddo's first birthday, we did an all-film session at his house.  

Note: film? like a movie? Haha, no, like a film camera like your parents used when you were a kid and your grandparents probably still use now.  Why?  Color quality, grain > pixilation, the sound of the film winding entertains kids, etc.  But most of all, the limited number of photos I get in a film session make me change my perspective:  instead of taking 250 digital photos and throwing out any with flaws so I end up with 50-70 great, "perfect" photos to share, I take several rolls of 36 exposure film and pray they ALL turn out.  Then, when I look through them, I choose to ignore a LOT of flaws and instead, spend my time looking for what I do love about the photos.  Let's talk about how healthy that perspective shift is for me in general.

Anyways, back to sweet Whitten.  From the outside, this kid is an adorably chubby redhead with a quick crawl and ever-more-confident walk.  But to those of us who get to be around him and his family more regularly, there's also an air of confidence and love that surrounds Whitten and his big sis.  These kiddos know they are cherished.  I don't know what more they could ask for, you know?

Additional side note:  I keep telling his mom and dad that they could get an HGTV gig--her taste and his work, y'all!  All of these photos were taken in either their home (stripped to studs and rebuilt by them) or their playhouse (designed and built by them).  If anyone wants their contact info so you can hire them for your projects, let me know!  I mean, I'm completely offering that without their permission, so no promises, but shoot your shot, right?!