Over Thanksgiving, I had the pleasure of photographing this young man in the studio. Riley is just about to celebrate his four month birthday. What a pleasure it was to take pictures of him, with Mom and Grandma assisting.
Riley was wearing a family christening gown. The gown had been worn by family members for over 100 years. Many or all of them had been photographed in it, and I was shown some of these lovely historic black and white images.
So, we followed the style of the earlier pictures in the black and white images we created, including the one above. It is indeed an honor for me to help continue this great family tradition.
Grandma writes: “Blake: Thank you for enabling us to continue the tradition that my grandmother started in 1911. Riley is the 4th generation that I know of that has worn this gown and been photographed in it…a wonderful tradition for our family. You understood what we wanted to capture and did it excellently and then went beyond that to capture Riley, himself. I will treasure these photos forever. Thank you for making it so effortless!!”
You’re very welcome, Grandma. And you are a handsome fellow, Riley!
Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.
“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”