I’ve been wanting to take the boys to have their silhouettes done since before Z’s first birthday. It’s such a classic and beautiful way to capture this moment in time. There has always been something so inherently innocent to me about these portraits, and I finally have them of my boys.
I braved the pouring rain with two kids right before dinnertime for our appointments with silhouette artist Karl Johnson. It was totally worth it. I expected that he’d have a light set up to cast a shadow that he’d trace and cut. I was totally wrong. He cuts each portrait completely freehand in about two minutes. It’s nothing short of amazing and it is truly a work of art. When I told him of my expectation, he said, “That would be cheating.” Portraits were $25 each, which is very reasonable for a timeless work of art.
I’m so pleased with my portraits. I can’t wait to have them framed so that I can look at their sweet little (silent, not whining) faces all the time.