I don’t have as many chances as I wish I did, to fit in great sessions with my own children. This particular session has been bouncing around in my brain for quite some time. I heard, from family, that The Dequindre Cut, in Detroit, was laced with picturesque graffiti the entire stretch of the path. I knew I wanted to hold a session there. Fast forward to this past weekend of June. My family decided to finally go walk the path. We started off at one of our favorite Detroit locations, Eastern Market, grabbed a quick taco and headed out, (check out El Guapo taco truck….Korean beef tacos are the best). I digress. The Dequindre Cut way exceeded our expectations. It was clean, safe, and the graffiti did not disappoint. We listened to the Superman theme song the entire walk to the riverfront (and back), because the boys are obsessed with Superman, and Clark Kent. Their obsession is much to the delight of my husband who was the exact same way as a young boy.
So my idea of a great session held on the Dequindre path was coming together in my head while walking. I knew I wanted to capture the essence of my boys at this stage, where everything they do revolves around Clark Kent, Superman, and glasses. I had already bought their capes from Super Kids Capes as early birthday gifts, and had also purchased cheap Clark Kent glasses. A fellow photographer-turned-friend, wanted pics of her boys too, so we made a date of it. (She also picked up the red Converse for my boys).
It was probably the best shoot to date with my kids with the least amount of candy bribes. Thanks to Superman and all of the paraphernalia. So below are some of my favorite shots of my boys, doing their favorite thing in the world, acting like Clark Kent…changing into Superman…and flying with Superman arms to the theme song. I’ll cherish these forever, and hope that my husband gets to relive his childhood again through them, each time he sees these.
Happy Father’s Day, to the very, best and a true definition of a Super-Dada!
Mama, Henry, William & Elizabeth
Jennifer Kohl Photography specializes in Newborn, Baby, Family, Lifestyle, Birth and Senior Portrait Photography in Birmingham, MI and surrounding areas including but not limited to Detroit