Sunday, April 5, 2009

Meet Payton

Here are some images from a story I did about Payton, a six-year-old who chose to be baptized (in his faith, the individual has to consciously decide, unlike other denominations that automatically baptize or christen babies). The loose thesis of the story was "the religious life of a 6-year-old"/"raising a Christian child." In addition to the baptism, I went back to photograph the family at home, Payton's Sparks meeting (it's kind of like the Boy Scouts, but centered on Christianity, learning Bible verses, etc.) and a few hours of his home schooling.

I enjoyed shooting this - I think there are a lot of parts of this story to which people, regardless of their current religious life, can relate. And I have to say that Payton was one of the coolest, nicest kids I've ever met.

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2 comments:

Charles Ludeke said...

You have some really nice moments here, Phoebe. nice work

Clint said...

i LOVE this.