This shot makes me so happy. It's combination childhood and summer--two magical aspects of life.
It's a great example of the "lifestyle" photography I am passionate about. It is a real moment, it is authentic, and it makes me smile. That is what kids photography is all about. In my sessions I always try to get a mix of the posed portrait and something more authentic. Having an activity planned, like a kiddie pool and a hose, is a great way to accomplish this.