Shortly after Christmas, I met up with one of my best friends so that he could fill the frame he had bought his mom for Christmas. We focused on getting some headshots and such that mom would like, but I also naturally caught a lot of goofy expressions and poses, given that Jason and I are very close friends. We laugh a lot in each others' company, so there was no shortage of that going on. While I wouldn't for most clients (never fear!), I've included a few of the goofy photos because well, Jason's my buddy, and I can. Right, Jason?
We started out in this random bamboo patch in my neighborhood which someone very intelligently planted about 10 years ago. Naturally it's a forest now, with how invasive a species it is. Some of the photos not included here feature Jason trying to sit in that gap in the fence and getting stuck. I did do my duty as a friend and post it on facebook for all the world to see though. ;)
A very classic Jason expression. Skeptical Jason is skeptical.
I can't wait for Spring to bring us back our foliage (and warmth!) but the bare limbs are at least a nice neutral backdrop.
I must admit I prefer colorful backdrops like this big grassy bush that mostly stays green through the winter months.
Uh oh. Jason got himself trapped again.
I think he looks quite dashing with mini-antlers! Definitely no silliness on this photo shoot. No silliness at all.
Jason's a very very talented violist. I'm a violinist so naturally prejudiced against his instrument (I assure you, it's a well established orchestra rivalry), but he's one of the few violists I know who can make his instrument sound absolutely beautiful.
Despite the fact that his fingers were too cold to feel the strings, he still played me a nice little ditty. I cringed a bit for the sake of his instrument, being out in weather like that, but I'm glad Jason let it out to play.
I love the scrolls on string instruments. Just a detail I feel great affection for after my years of playing.
Yet another classic look from Jason. Lord knows what I said or did to warrant this one!
Thaaat's better. I love how the yellow wall makes the color of his eyes pop! This one was actually the winner for mom's frame.
The white wall is nice as well. That was actually a bit of painted plywood covering up the entrance to a historical home currently being renovated in Allen's Heritage Village.
I had to assure Jason that I'd watch out for zombies and other creepy crawlies coming at him from inside this decrepit barn. I'm proud to say he made it out alive.
That barn actually sits up on these bright red risers. Seemed like a good opportunity to capture Jason's footwear of choice. He normally sports fancy pumas, actually, but didn't want to get 'em all muddy. That's what converse are good for. Nevermind how ridiculously clean his look.
We happened across a tree with bizarre bright white berries. This photo is in the running for my favorites from the session.
And then Jason had to take a beautiful, serious moment and do.. this. Love you, Jason.
We found a broom out among the old houses which could only result in one thing: Harry Potter imitations. Jason seems to be a pretty natural seeker.
Sometimes the moments between poses are my favorites. I love this shot of Jason mid-laugh. It's just so natural and so.. him.
I'll leave you with this intense stare from a handsome devil. Ladies, he's single.