Welcome to the world, Braskey Clark! You may not recognize him here, but I’ve photographed Braskey once before. The baby bump featured in this session was once little baby Braskey. Doesn’t he look so precious in his jeans and suspenders?
Braskey’s little blue blanket bundle (try saying that five times fast) was set on top of an old Chevy truck. This truck has a special meaning though. You see, this truck belonged to his great-grandfather, who also happens to be his namesake. Braskey’s mama, Hope, contacted me to photograph Braskey and crew with this antique truck. Of course a truck this special deserves to have a few photos on its own!
During the planning stages of this photo shoot, Hope told me about her memories with this truck. Her dad drove her to kindergarten in this truck. Additionally she drove it her last day of high school and college. Hope and Casey even drove it on their wedding day! It’s obvious it is a special truck.
The photos of Braskey on the hood of the truck have got to be my personal favorite from the day, but it was a tough decision. The truck made for a great “prop,” adding interest and personality to what otherwise would’ve been a normal family session in a field.
Braskey Peyton Clark was born on the night of June 20th, 2017. He weighed about 7 lbs. You can really tell his family is thrilled to have him here! There may have been a few squabbles over who got to hold him during photos. Don’t worry, everyone got a turn!
I love the photos of Braylee and Harlan on the hood of the truck! They’re such beautiful girls. Hope and Casey have yet to create anything but beautiful children!
As can be expected when working with babies, Braskey wasn’t happy for the entire time. I know my family loves looking back on photos like this one from when we were young! Not just the picture perfect memories, but real ones too!
The quilt on the ground in front of the truck is actually made out of Hope’s grandmother’s old clothes! She really thought of a way to include everything important to her. What a neat way to make use out of old, out-of-fashion clothes too!
It should be common knowledge by now that some of my favorite photos to take are the “in-between” moments. There were plenty of those while sitting on the quilt and adjusting baby Braskey for photos. Something about capturing these moments feels so genuine to me. I tend to edit a lot of these in black and white for an even more emotive feel!
I loved working with this family and want to congratulate them once more on their new addition! Congratulations, Clark family!!