I’ve slacked on doing formal “sessions” with my kids on a regular basis, but earlier this month, this session became top priority. I took the older two to the dentist for a routine cleaning and check up. It turned out Aidric had an abscess on his gum, indicating an infection in the root of his front tooth. He had to have it excavated…and right away. I was shocked! Other kids his age have been losing teeth, but I just kind of figured he had a few years to go. (And he would have…the dentist confirmed his adult teeth are probably 2 years away from growing in and pushing out baby teeth)
We scheduled the extraction for the next day and I took him out that night to capture his sweet little smile and mouth full of baby teeth for the last time. We took a quick walk to the trail by our house and made it more of a lifestyle session. Aidric doing some of the things he loves most. I took a few traditional “portraits” but these are by far my favorites!
The extraction went well, and he’s actually thrilled to be missing a tooth. The tooth fairy left him a $2 bill, or as he calls it, “a two buck dollar” He looks absolutely adorable with the little gap in his smile, but I’m so glad we have these shots!