Our friend Jen stopped by today with her 15 month old son, Felix. Last time we saw him he wasn't really walking much but now he pretty much runs everywhere. After a quick snack, and what seemed to be about a litre of orange juice, he was off to the races. There was a lot to see in our apartment. I soon learned that his favourite toys were remotes, fragile light shades and our flat screen TV.
If you haven't already noticed I love taking photos of kids. If and when we eventually have on of our own, I will most likely be documenting every single day. For now, Felix filled the void for his brief visit this afternoon. I pulled out my trusty D610 and 50mm 1.8. I almost went for my flash but I wanted to see how it performed with the higher iso and natural light. There isn't much light in our downstairs basement apartment but there was enough to get some great photos.
Anyone who has ever tried taking photos of kids should know that they just don't sit still. Felix was no exception. There were moments where he 'cried', but they didn't last long. He would soon be off to find the next object to grab and run away with.
Because it was a nice day out, we decided to let him run around outside for a bit. This is where some of my favourite photos happened. Our former cat, Nessie, decided to hang out with us outside. She had no problem rubbing up to Felix, a brave cat indeed.
Then, just like that, the visit was over. Jen forced him to kiss us both on the cheek and with a big smile and a turn of the head from embarrassment, he was done. Off to the next adventure. It's amazing how much energy a little boy can bring to an otherwise calm day. Thanks for the visit.