A very Viking birthday (happy 8th birthday, Isaac!)

It is unreal to say it- but Isaac turned eight years old at the end of June. The kid is an amazing thing- and to see him get bigger and older is both heartbreaking and awesome all at once.  Isaac is still the thoughtful, sensitive, hilarious and smiley kid he's always been. Each year we see his personality show more and more and each year we fall more in love with him, if that's even possible.

He was pretty excited about turning eight. Keeping up with tradition, we wanted to do a special birthday photoshoot for him with another theme (see last year's Hobbit shoot and the year before- Tarzan).  This year he wanted to be "a ferocious viking, with some niceness."  

And so, the idea was set in motion. 

We once again knew we could depend on Neva Fells at Hand Made by Neva for the costume.  She did not disappoint- the woman is talented! She sewed up a perfect Viking costume for Isaac, just as he requested (he said he loved Hiccup's costume in How to Train Your Dragon).  Thank you Neva!

Originally this shoot was scheduled to be in Norway in June- but that's not how things ended up. Instead, we changed gears and ideas a little bit and settled on Jasper National Park and I have to say- it fits. This location of the shoot is Isaac's favorite hike in the world.

We love you, Isaac- very much. Happy Birthday.

(behind the scenes pix coming soon, and... maybe a video.  There was a lot of really difficult hiking involved in this shoot!)

If you have a second, leave a note and tell Isaac how ferocious he looks :)

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