Ahh, the Otto family. Shooting them is like coming home. Shannon and Seth first hired me while I was still in photography school. I shot 18-month old Ruby with black and white film while she toddled around in a diaper. And I fell in love. With the Otto family, with Ruby, with my job. And here we are, 5 years later. Ruby is so tall! And talkative! And she’s like, a real kid now! So amazing.
Shannon is a crazy talented vocal artist (known as Shannon Stephens, in the music world) and I was honored to shoot her CD booklet images for her most recent album, The Breadwinner. Rumor has it (actually, she told me) she’s working on a new album, which I can’t wait to hear. (Fun fact: Shannon was in Marzuki, with Sufjan Stevens, one of my all-time favorite artists). Do yourself a favor and check out The Breadwinner – you will be so glad you did.
Ruby decided to try her hand at photo styling, and I love Seth’s expression. I actually love the photo, too. Not a pose I would have chosen, but it works. Way to go, Ruby!
I think Shannon is so beautiful. Seth, you’re not so bad yourself!
Love the boots.
I almost tossed this shot during culling, but then I realized how adoringly Seth was looking at Shannon, and then, well, it became a favorite.