These are photographs of my two children, Rush and Lennon, taken on the same hot summery day in Atlanta, Georgia. This was one of those days that Mommy and Daddy let their kids skip daycare school so we could all play hooky together. 🙂 Our first stop was the Barber Shop that my husband frequents… we used to take Rush to one those kid barber shops, where they children can sit in chairs shaped like airplanes or cars… that was fun for a first time haircut moment, but waaaay too busy of a place and waaaay to overpriced. My husband has recently started a new tradition, where Rush accompanies him to the Barber Shop, and they both get their haircuts together. This was the first time I had ever stepped foot in the barber shop and boy did it bring back childhood memories. I can’t remember if there was one of those twirly, red-and-white striped barber lantern thingies outside the shop or not (excuse the informal talk… but I forget what those are called :)). It didn’t really matter anyhow because the smock they draped over Rush was striped just the same.
It felt really REALLY nice to step inside a small business and get small business service for a small business price. And his haircut turned out great (you can see the after results in the photographs taken at Decatur Square below)! Maybe I’m slightly nostalgic for the good ole days when I used to accompany my brother to get his haircut at the barber shop he went to… but I dig the atmosphere there. Just good people working hard to cut hair for a living. Lennon observed her brother patiently, but I could tell she was dying to get her hair cut also. She wants to do everything her brother does at the moment… she even wants to wear his underwear over her diapers and sleep in his pajamas. She is too cute. I wanted these barber shop photographs to look slightly vintage, a little color-faded, but still full of vibrance. If that makes any sense. The best part about Rush getting his haircut at a barber shop, where there aren’t 10 screaming kids waiting in line to get their haircuts with their brothers and sisters accompanying them, is that Rush LOVES it! He feels like a big boy because he is with his daddy doing what his daddy does. I cannot believe he is already three years old! Sheesh… where does the time go?!
I think the iphone makes the photographs turn out grainy, and somewhat nostalgic in quality. I also added some Lightroom touches to these… because I tend to have to edit iPhone photographs more than with my good camera… but it helps me experiment when pictures do not look perfect as shot, and I end up rendering photographs that I probably would never have if it weren’t for the down-grade in quality that I’m used to. Just an interesting thought I had to throw in there… especially, since I have multiple posts involving iPhone photographs that I seem to be getting compliments on… maybe it fits my style more? Haha… I will still always use both cameras because I hate lugging my nice expensive camera around with potentially fussy children. I thought these portraits of my children turned out beautifully and really showcase my childrens’ spirits at this age and at this point in the day at this point in their lives. I played around with color and black and white for these. Please feel free to leave feedback… I greatly appreciate any feedback and advice/critiques I can get! Thank you for reading! Peace, love until the next post, my dear friends.