i am privileged to be able to photograph a few families in iowa every fall. i LOVE my iowa families and look so forward to seeing them every year for our little session. i have been photographing mr. thomas for 4 years now…he is too cute for words…i mean really too cute for words. one of my challenges as a photographer is coming up with new and exciting locations to take photos. this year, i wanted to do something different for thomas. my parents’ home town of fort dodge, iowa has the most A-M-A-Z-I-N-G old abandoned building. it is the perfect setting…unmatched character, train tracks and an organic grassy area all in one! my dream! and, the best part is that thomas loves trains. he always has and how fun to photograph him at the wee age of 4 standing on those massive tracks. so, we did. and, as you will see, the most wonderful surprise came choo chooooing along those tracks on our warm fall afternoon. it really was meant to be…what a special little gift for this sweet little boy. thank you ann and chris….your family has the most beautiful bond. i love photographing you.