Colton Pellicer

End of year shoot with Colton

After doing some headshots for a friend yesterday, I decided to take some studio shots of Colton while everything was still already set up. So in true fashion my boy decided the prop he wanted to use was a bat AKA sword, last time it was his scooter. As I was editing these photos it dawned on me how special my little man is in our lives and HOW quickly he is changing and growing up.

So what I have decided I want to do from this year on is to have two planned photo sessions with each child to formally document their growth and changes. For Colton it will be on his Birthday (May 5) and at the end of the year (Dec). For Rowan it will be on her Birthday (Feb 2) then sometime in Sept/Oct, roughly about 6-7 months apart.

Take a look at this little man, he absolutely has my heart, he is kind, thoughtful, loving, crazy, FUNNY and a little over the top, we can do without the whining, but besides that we are VERY proud of this little guy. As of today, he is about 4.5 years old.

Nerd stuff:
Camera: Fuji XT-1
Lens: XF56mm f1.2
Light: One flash Godox V850II
Modifier: Wescott Rapid Box Octa
Edit: Lightroom CC
Preset: VSCO Film

Colton's last day of PreSchool

Blink.....I can't believe last Tuesday (June 7th) was Colton's last day of his first year of Pre-School. I remember sending him off last September and feeling like wow, what just happened? Our baby boy is now going to school and just like that he's already done. People don't lie when they say, your kids grow up so fast make sure you take the time to enjoy them. Luckily being a photographer I've been documenting his life since the moment he arrived. But even then it's crazy how much he has grown up so quick.

Having noticed this, I think that is why it's been so hard for me to not be around Rowan and my family, I seriously just want to be with them all day everyday. It's literally taken me 4 months to snap out of it and get back into my groove with work and shooting. 

If you want to see his first day of school post you can view that HERE. I posted it on my work blog because at the time I didn't want to have two separate blogs like I have now. 

Some of his interests today are:
Teenage Mutan Ninja Turtles
Skylanders Trap Team
Kids YouTube (Chase's Corner and Stampy) he loves studying games online
Chasing my drone and being chased by it
Swimming in the pool
Going exploring with me

Here he is with his teacher Mrs. Moon, a few of his classmates and his first ever crush Penny.

Happy 4th Birthday Colton

Do you remember when you were in High School and you thought to yourself, I have to be here for four years? I totally thought four years was an eternity back then. Today, four years apparently is now a blink of an eye. I can't believe my little baby boy turned four years old today? I'm blown away right now. I remember the day we were driving him home from the hospital thinking ok, what do we do now??? Shoot, 4 years later we have a smart, witty, beautiful little man, with a slightly fractured elbow, yup all boy. 

Happy Birthday Colton, your mom and I couldn't be more proud of you and what you have accomplished so far, we look forward to many more years of laughter and proud moments. We love you more than the world. 

Here are a few shots I took this AM, the boy with a thousand faces, and I love every SINGLE one of them.

FUJIFILM XT-1 and XF56mm f1.2

Hanging with Colton in Studio

This past Saturday I had to photograph a few head shots for a couple of clients in studio aka my garage. While I setting up I usually have to borrow my son Colton to do some test shots, before I use to beg him to sit there and pose. This time around he not only helped me setup on his own, but after I was done shooting my clients, he came back and wanted me to take more photos. Me being the photographer and a proud dad, how could I say no? 

FujiFilm XT-1 with the XF56mm f1.2 lens (I just LOVE this combo)