Annual birthday portraits have always been a tradition in my family. Within a couple weeks of our birthday, my mom would take each of us kids to get our portraits done by a talented neighbor who lived down the street and had a studio in his house. Four times a year (once per kid), my mom would replace the photos, updating the visual growth chart that hung on she and dad's bedroom wall.
So many years later, I have taken over annual birthday photos for some of my nieces and nephews. In late July, I shot a few portraits of my nephew JD, who finally reached the big 10! JD is always a great model, and in between making silly, dorky, and downright weird faces, he puts on his smile and makes awesome pictures.
Happy birthday to my handsome nephew, and thank you for always letting me take your pictures!