The Adventures of Dylan...

June 23, 2014  •  16 Comments

Climbing trees, running across bridges, hiking the trails, and treading the shoreline of the lake.. We got a little bit of everything shooting down at Hartley Nature Center last month!  It was truly an adventure, and it was really fun to come along for the ride with almost-3 year old Dylan to take photographs of him exploring and doing what almost-3 year olds do best:  exploring and having fun.
We had perfect timing, too, because the water puddles from the melted snow were mostly dried up and the bugs were not out yet!

Dylan is very funny, energetic, curious, fun, and intelligent!  I cannot believe how well he talks for his age!
& The love from his mother and grandmother radiated through the air the entire time.
Looking through these photographs gives me the warm fuzzies & I am so happy I got to document this adventure!

Preschooler climbing a treeClimbing a treeDylan climbing a tree at Hartley Nature Center in Duluth MN
Our session started & ended with climbing trees :). 3 year old portraitsHappy face! The look of curiosity and exploring.
^I love how you can see the curiosity on his face in this one! Duluth MN Children portraiturePortrait of Dylan 3 year old smiling
^LOVE this smile!!!!  Such a happy/goofy smile :).
3 year old boy in the woods photograph
^In this one I had him sit on my reflector (a large, flexible circle used to reflect light.. I edited it out of the photographs..) and he pretended it was a car or spaceship or something of the like.
3 generations:  Grandma, Mom, & Son3 GenerationsGrandma, Mom, & Son .. 3 Generations.. so precious.
^Grandma, Mom, & Son.. 3 generations photograph.  Had to respect Grandma's wishes not to be in the photos or there would be more of her in here!
Children Photography Duluth MN
^Exploring some boats by the lake!  Hartley Nature Center in Duluth, Minnesota is a fun place to be for a 2-3 year old!
3 year old by a boatDylan checking out the boats

^Checking out the boats.
^Time to bust out the "puddle boots" & do some further exploring! Boy in lake with rainboots onExploring the lake.. so glad his mom brought the rainboots!
^Beautiful lake water at Hartley. Sweet candid moment between mother and sonHolding hands <3
^Helping hand from Mom out of the water.  Such a sweet candid moment! .. Another sweet candid moment between Dylan and his mom
^I also love this one of Mom & Dylan and think it's incredibly sweet!
Boy on boating dock at golden hour
3 year old boy portrait with rainbowPortrait of Dylan
I didn't add the rainbow in!  The light hit the lens just right and created it in-camera.
3 year old photograph; Family & Kids photography Boy playing with sticks at golden hour... continuing to explore & play with some sticks.
^More adventures!  This time with sticks and Spiderman. Golden hour preschooler photographyHe ran off to "go save Spiderman" (an action figure I threw out there for him to go get :).
^Dylan "rescuing" the Spiderman figurine (you can see it in his hands).
Mommy & me photographsMom & SonMomma & son
^More sweet moments with Dylan and Mommy.. lots of those from this session.
Mother and son photographMommy & SonSweet photo of Dylan and his mother
Kid taking photo with cameraPhoto Takin'Taking some photos with my broken camera
My point-and-shoot camera got damaged so I can now use it as a photo prop to let kids play with during shoots :).  No worries, there is no "you break it you buy it" policy; it's already broken (well, it turns on but the screen is cracked).
Kid's photography Duluth MinnesotaSitting In A TreeTree climbin'
^More tree climbing on our way out!
3 year old climbing a treeBoy Climbing Tree

His mom climbed into the tree with him!  Fun mom alert :)!
Mother & son hanging out in a tree photography Duluth MNMother & SonMom hanging out in the tree with Dylan

I hope these photos touch all who see them as much as they have me.. I had a great time with Dylan and his Mom & Grandma!

Have a great day, everyone :).

-Christine

Duluth MN


Comments

Esther Edith galleries(non-registered)
Cute child and family photography session! Looks like a fun little location in Hartley Nature Center.
Effie(non-registered)
What a sweet child session!
It's always great to have places like Hartley Nature Center to be able to capture sweet personalities like you did here!
RobynK(non-registered)
This looks like such a fun session! I used to live near Duluth and I really regret that I never got out and had my family photos done before I moved. The Hartley Nature Center is such a great location - GORGEOUS!
Jenni(non-registered)
It takes a certain talent to be a kids photographer and it is obvious you have that talent! I love the lifestyle un-posed take on this session. A little boy exploring is how it should be ;-)
Allison Anderson(non-registered)
I love this location! The Hartley Nature Center is beautiful and this is a very lucky Duluth family to have these sweet memories.
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