When I was charged with photographing this super sweet family, I was warned that the kids were fast. Like, super fast. I’m pretty used to fast kids but CAITI WAS RIGHT, THEY WERE SO FAST. Particularly Max, who was like photographing a bird, and sometimes he was in the frame and sometimes just kind of blurrily passing through it. But I adore photographing speedy children – they add a quality of movement and spontaneity that’s the whole reason I love photographing families. Max, the super fast older brother, lives at home with his chill, kind parents Caiti and Lou and his younger brother Leo. Leo is an adorable, adorable, adorable little mane of crazy blonde hair and a bit of a mischievous smile. Max is friendly, silly, and clearly destined for track and field. Together the brothers love having fun together. They play with trains, attempt to pet the cats (Monkey and Business… amazing cat names), play on their jungle gym in the backyard, and throw rocks in the creek. They warmed up to photos quickly and I’m fairly certain they’ll be excellent Carolyn Scott Photography interns in the future.
Look. At. This. Doggo. I have photographed a lot of doggos over the years, but none quite so royal or regal as Latte. Maybe it’s because he’s a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel so he sounds all fancy-pants, or maybe because he just is fancy pants. He is A VERY, VERY GOOD BOY. He is extremely calm, surprisingly undistracted, barks on command, sits on command, and follows directions. He likes sticks and is fluffy and is my hero. I cannot stress enough just how much of a very good boy he is. Latte is the very first dog of Pelin and Sertalp (which is quite impressive since he is SUCH A VERY GOOD BOY). Pelin and Sertalp are Turkish! And they are actually my very first clients and human beings that I’ve ever met from Turkey! It was a ton of fun talking to them about Turkey (foods, weddings, radio and movies) and the places they’ve traveled all over the world and in the US. They are enjoying their home in North Carolina and especially their time with Latte. I did ask if they dress up Latte for Halloween, and Pelin told me, “Yes! We put him in a pumpkin, and then he is a Pumpkin Latte.” THE BEST.