To Protect and Serve – Chatham Photographer

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
                                                                                                    Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

Meet Izzy.  Or more properly, Isabella.  She is the daughter of our neice and her husband and as soon as she was born this summer I knew the shot I wanted to get of her.  Most people, when they think of cute and cuddly baby girls, their minds make the jump to frilly outfits, pastels, and props.  Not me!

I thought:
Her dad’s a police officer.
He has a dress uniform.
Black and white.

It took some schedule juggling but we finally managed to get a shoot in before Christmas.   Maybe it’s being the father of two girls myself, but nothing says safe and protected to me like a baby in Dad’s arms.   Thanks to Dave and Delynn for so graciously allowing us to “borrow” their precious baby girl for this project (well, and Dave too!) and for letting us turn your den into a studio (if we only had that room!!). Oh and Dave – sacrificing those white gloves? Well worth it!

Oh, and just for giggles I thought it might be cool to have Dave patrolling a dark alley in Windsor and finding lost babies! (It’s sorta close – the alley is off Chatham street)

I’m sure where ever he is, Joel Grimes just felt a disturbance in the Force and can’t explain why.  (My apologies Mr. Grimes)

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2 Responses to To Protect and Serve – Chatham Photographer

  1. Morietta says:

    I love everything about this shoot from the pictures to your comments Paul. It brought tears to my eyes. Keep up the awesome ideas and creativity..

  2. Deb says:

    Paul and Eve, you did such an awsome job. These photos brought tears to my eyes and your words also. The pictures of our family you did at Christmas also was a precious gift from the kids. You have such a talent and it is important that you share it when you can.

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