Redheads rock and this is why

I've always loved red hair, and hoped my kids would be redheads. But, sadly, it didn't happen. Now, I content myself by taking photos of children with fiery orange locks. Like Sam.

The hair. The freckles. That grin. Amazing. 

Sam is sitting firmly between childhood and adulthood - and like lots of kids his age has a pretty firm idea of how he should smile for a camera. His parents told me that it's been ages since they were able to take a photo of him looking natural. But I think we nailed it in the shots below.