Owen's already almost 5-and-a-half and his two front teeth are very loose, so I figured it was time to stop procrastinating on the 5yo portraits. In my defense, I did try to book a portrait session with a local photographer a few months ago, but she never got back to me (and I've got no follow-through). So while we were at the beach I decided to try it myself. We waited for a storm to clear to get a pretty sunset and I bribed him with Haagen Dazs.
First I missed his head and then I missed his foot. It's really hard to pan and shoot!
I told him I was going to make it look like he was doing magic.
So now the big question. I know I struggled with the orangey-ness of the sunset and I drink too much caffeine so I have camera shake and my focus isn't perfect. Am I going to regret not getting a pro to take shots of him? Once those cute baby teeth are gone, I'm toast. I'm his mom and I know what gargantuan buck teeth I've probably handed down to him. He's going to be 15 before the rest of his head catches up to the size of them. Sorry sweetie. I promise to hook you up with some great orthodontics.
Post edit: I think that last part comes across like I think he's going to turn into Quasimodo or something. All I really meant is that I'm pretty sure he's going to have some very grown-up sized teeth soon and this is my last chance to capture him in this phase. Backpedal, backpedal, extract foot, stop trying to be witty...