Inez and Oscar

I had a blast getting together with Melissa, Daniel, and Victor to help them welcome Inez and Oscar to the family! This family will always have a special spot in my photographic heart---they were my first "real" clients when Victor was a newborn. Time flies and Victor is certainly enjoying being a big brother.

Melissa, Daniel, and Victor

Melissa is a law school friend who, along with her husband Daniel and their adorable son Victor, just moved back to Minnesota after a stint out West. We met up earlier this fall (hard to believe this was only a few weeks ago, it's all tundra now) at what I consider a hidden gem of Minneapolis, Boom Island Park. Grassy fields, a playground, the goddamn Mississippi River, and a great view of the city skyline. What more could a photographer ask for?! It was after this shoot that I decided that my Fuji X-E1 was perhaps a touch slow for capturing little kids running around, but Victor stood still long enough (or I got lucky) to get some memorable images. I also shot a couple of rolls of medium format film through my trusty Hasselblad.

One cool family. I'm glad they're back in the Upper Midwest.