By MarElly, San Antonio Children Photographer
I almost always ask parents, “what would you like to remember about your kids at this age when they are no longer this little?” And almost everytime the question is so easily answered with the most memorable of playtime games, or the toy they are playing with the most or the book or movie they love. Your child’s childhood dreams will be our inspiration for their session. Their play time during their session will be the most genuine of expressions since that’s exactly what they are loving to do at this age. And the fleeting memories of your child’s stage will be preserved in forever photographs! Where the Wild Things Are inspired session is the result of this question. Oh, how much I LOVE CHILDHOOD!
This boy is the perfect Max from the story. When we first sat down to talk about the possibilities for his session, mom immediately described him as playful, adventurous, all in all, a rambunctious little boy who will love to play with dirt or climb trees, or go down the hill on a “yagua” (the soft part of a palm tree people like to use to slide down the hill). The thought of him being a lot like Max from the beloved classic story by Maurice Sendak, Where The Wild Things Are, put us on the right track. I have always wanted to do a session inspired by this story. But let’s be honest, not a lot of moms would like to portray her child as “The King of the Wild Things” or like the idea of him being hanging around with “monsters” on an island. But this family understand the importance of a child just simply being a child. And let’s admit, EVERY little boy or girl IS a wild thing at some point in their childhood…but, how much we love our little wild things…
I love this book’s message, and I love how perfectly accurate this little boy played to be the adorable, mischievous wild thing just like in the story!
“The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and other…his mother called him “WILD THING!”
“That very night in Max’s room a forest grew…”
“…and grew, and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and walls became the world around…”
“…and called him the most wild thing of all and made him king of all wild things.”
“And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”
“…but the wild things cried, “oh please don’t go- we’ll eat you up- we love you so!”
“…but Max stepped into his private boat and waved good bye…”
“…and into the sunset of his very own family where he found unconditional love waiting for him…” (yes, I change the ending to fit this story 🙂 )
So how do you want to remember your child when he or she is still little? Make memories that will last you for a lifetime and will always make you smile as you re-live the way they were with a Lil’ Dreamer’s session.
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