Lucky me! I’ve had the opportunity to photograph this happy boy and his family each year since he was a bun in the oven. His three year old birthday pictures feature some fun portraits of his cheery face, and are also full of the two people who love him the most. His mom and dad are crazy about him! Ashley and James are always so easygoing (yay for the easygoing people of this world!!). This time they showed up for pictures at the park when the rain was starting to really fall, despite the hourly weather site that assured me that Tacoma had a 0% chance of rain. They just smiled and went with Plan B which was a nearby building they thought of which had great structure and also let in the gorgeous light while we stayed dry under the overhangs. I think the colors of the walls totally worked with their bright and happy colors. I always tell my photography classes that the most important things to me are making the connection with people and finding good light….and we got both. Happy birthday, Elijah! You are full of love and joy and your smile lights up the day.