Tate and his mom Allison were great to photograph. Allison didn’t want to do the boring standard posing photo session that tends to be a more traditional approach, so of course I was thrilled to get a chance to do the style of photography I love best. When dealing with subjects that aren’t newborns, I much prefer to take a more lifestyle or photo journalistic approach. Although the images featured here are clearly aware of the camera, these are moments that came very naturally to Tate and his mom. Little to no direction was needed. Sometimes the love between a mom and son is all the direction you need.