it took sweet and shy verdell (yes, named after the dog from the film ‘as good as it gets’) a little while to warm up to the idea being photographed. actually, it was really leaving his mom’s side that was the big challenge. i think my favorite series of shots is when he was sitting and laying right at her feet. now what person wouldn’t love to have their own personal traveling foot warmer?
i ending up using all of my tricks of persuasion. he finally mustered up the courage to hang with me alone, allowing me to capture his gorgeous little face. melvin would be proud.
“well, maybe I overshot a little, because i was aiming at just enough to keep you from walking out.” – melvin udall