Last week I shot an image of Merrik for a comp for one of Jim’s campaigns that he has been working on for CHOC. He is so proud to be contributing to such an important hospital here in Southern California. I couldn’t find a shot of Merrik that he outlined in his sketch so I shot some new images in our backyard. Merrik just happened to be home sick from Preschool that day and the light was perfect.
Here is the original image that I took just as it appeared in camera including the hair caught in his collar, chapped lips and un-retouched wetsuit!
and here is the final version (still with messy hair-yes, I DID brush it!) that got put into the flash banner ad (view it in the left column of my blog) and as a print ad in the Daily Pilot.
Jim and I have talked about getting Merrik into modeling but I have done casting calls in my day and I am not too sure I could handle being a stage mom. Maybe if he does gigs on the fly every once in awhile I’d be okay with it. We just know the business too much and don’t want him to skip his childhood.