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William & Harry in the Park
WHAT: Kids   |   WHEN: September 23, 2008
I met young William and Harry this past weekend after their mom, Deborah, was the winning bidder for a photography package at an auction event benefitting Bradfied Elementary School here in Dallas. By the way, yes these two little guys are princes in their own right, but they're names have nothing to do with the little known duo from over the pond in Great Britain; these two were actually named after their grandfathers.

When discussing where we would meet for the session, I was stoked when Deb mentioned trying a shallow stream in a nearby park. Such a great idea for these two as both couldn't wait to kick off their shoes and jump right in. I followed right behind them and suddenly wished I'd brought a towel... soggy socks for me for the rest of the session. On a side note: it could've been much worse. When Kylie and I were doing a little pre-session scouting of the area before William, Harry and mom arrived, I slipped on a wet rock and ungracefully [read: 1.8 on the judges score card] tumbled to the ground on my backside, all the while thinking to myself in slow motion on the way down, "D3 camera. Water. D3 camera. Rocks. D3 camera. Water. D3 camera. Rocks." The good news? The good news? I was able to keep the D3 dry and unharmed. The bad news? I looked a little tarnished and dirty before the session ever got started. No worries, though, as I spent some time in the stream and then rolling around on the ground playing football with William and Harry during the session anyway.

Here's a few sneak peek images from our session in the park.


William and I connected right away since he loves football. In fact, he was excited to tell me about his first flag football game the week before our session where he scored a touchdown on a long pass reception. He wasn't shy when I asked him to show me later in the session some of his favorite touchdown dances.


I love this image of little Harry. He was a little shy as the session got started...


... but he warmed up in no time.







Maybe one of my favorite images of the session because of the context. This was towards the end of the session and I think I probably told these two for the 6th time, "Okay, guys, we're almost done. Hey, I've got an idea for a cool picture..." Apparently Harry was on to my game.



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