carson turns two / by Ashley Brown

When Kristen and I started talking about her son Carson's 2 year session, she immediately knew what she wanted to do. Carson and his daddy have a nightly routine of playing their guitars together, and it is such a special part of their routine... and something that is so reflective of Carson at this age. We choose to shoot in a field for warn, natural late summer images. The backdrop couldn't have been more perfect. Beautiful in its own right, but its simplicity really let the subjects be the focus. Kristen and her husband are expecting baby #2, a little girl, in mid-November, so I was so glad we were able to freeze in time not only who Carson is on his 2nd birthday, but what their family was like before it expanded. The image of Carson walking with his dad and their guitars quickly won a spot as one of my favorite images of all time. And of course, the beautiful mama had to make an appearance as well.

Happy 2nd birthday Carson... the 1st ABP baby and a beautiful, funny and smart little boy!