…I first seen what kind of kid my son was going to be.
My introduction to family life was different to a lot of people. When I met my future wife she had a three year old son. He’s been raised as my own every since but I never had any experience of the baby stage. When the chap above was born I thought I had a handle on it all but looking back my head seems to have been saying he’s just a baby, he’ll grow into his personality in a few years time. When I took this photo I loved it but I think I loved it for the wrong reasons.
I look back at it now and I can see that he already had his cheeky personality back then! The cheeky grimace/grin. The fun filled eyes. Basically this photo is as perfect a snapshot of Nairn’s character as any that I’ve taken since and being a doting parent with a camera there has been a more than a few photos!
We’d just moved into the first home we had bought as a family a few weeks before. There are still boxes in the background that we haven’t unpacked and if I remember correctly the carpets had only been put down the day before. It was his first chance to get out of his playpen and roll about without us having to make sure he stayed on the blanket.
The best bit is he hasn’t changed a bit!