Deacon and Caleb came into the studio. Caleb wants to be an actor and Deacon wants to be a soldier. Their father brought them both over for photos figuring you can't get them for one and not the other if they're together. and so we had photos taken for both little dudes.
Both boys arrived in shirts and ties and while they both looked super dapper, they seemed like they felt a little out of place as a result. We took a few shots and then began to deconstruct the outfits a little bit, so they could get a chance to be more like themselves (apparently a bow tie would've been awesome for Caleb who is wearing the glasses above).
Pretty easy to see that they look like they were in for "school photos" as they couldn't help but paste their school smiles on and just couldn't get in the "groove". So we lost the ties and and went for a much more causal look.
Also we wanted a dramatic theatrical element so I changed to a one light set up. That got us some moody dramatic shots.
As you can see, we got some great looks and vastly different ones by just changing the style of the outfit and the lighting. The kids were great and for a pair that had never had professional pictures taken, I think they did a great job in front of the Camera.
*Photos used with permission from Matt Weigel, the boys' father.