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#henrysconcepts

Nov 20 2013

I am a nanny to the world’s coolest kid, Henry.

I have been looking after him for about a year and a half and for that entire time

he has had to pose for my camera.

One day he turned to me and said, ‘Alec, take a photo of me like this.’

The pose he chose was…interesting.

He then declared that he wanted to take a photo of me doing the same pose.

It was right then and there a lightbulb went off and ‘Henry’s Concepts’ was born.

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Each of these photos is strictly Henry’s idea.

He chooses the location and the pose.

I take the photo of him and then he takes the photo of me.

Henry is two and a half.

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These are all taken with an iPhone.

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  1. Teresa says:

    Henrysconcepts are one of my favourite things on instagram! Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful moments!
    Creativity through play is the BEST! Allow that creativity to flourish!
    Inspirational. :)

  2. Barb says:

    I was going to pick a favorite and report in the comments but I like each more than the rest.

    Also, can we take a second to appreciate how amazing your outfits are in all of these? Girl, you got style!

  3. Bruce says:

    AMAZING! Henry for President!

  4. cath says:

    I just love that series!! Both models and photographers are really talented! Made my day!

  5. Anastasia says:

    Wow, that’s so adorable! I think this little guy will be exited when he’ll grow up :)
    And I am really delighted by your style of dress!

    Wish you both luck and inspiration :)

  6. caro says:

    i´m a photographer from Argentina and i thnik this is genius. Sweet, innocent, beautiful.

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  9. Janet says:

    Coolest nanny every! I almost couldn’t take it when I saw you crammed into the little red toy car. Love it!

  10. This is pretty much the cutest ever! Love it!

  11. Mrs D says:

    Absolutely wonderful! What a cheerful and quirky thing to do with such a great little boy. As a mama to a toddler boy, I just love this.

    To echo other commenters, your style of dress is fantastic, too!

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  13. Lisa says:

    You must be a fabulous nanny! And so very flexible! Love the blue ukelele.

  14. Shaunette says:

    this is perhaps the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen, I LOVE the locations of these photos, such beautiful murals. Henry is a pretty cool kid, and you’re an awesome babysitter! cool idea!

  15. tim says:

    kinda sucks when a 2.5 year old dresses better then i do…

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  17. marianne says:

    Love the hockey net. Two peas in a pod and
    a dog.

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  19. Andini says:

    This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! Henry is absolutely adorable and amazing, and you’re amazing too and very cool! Xx

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  21. Jaymi says:

    As a designer: I love the concept, the poses he chose, his darling look which is so unexpectedly model like, your rad style & the overall composition of these photos (especially some of those backgrounds- WHERE are you!?)

    As a mom: I think it’s amazing how you are nurturing his creativity and giving him a voice. So many people would never hand over a camera to a small child, but it can be just the beginning of a lifetime of creativity. Bravo to you! You are an awesome nanny.

    LOVE this!

    • These pictures are so good… but I do have to say Alex
      You & I look a lot a like in your pictures. See for yourself
      Go to my face book Michele Wilkinson. Tell me what you think. We could pass for twins especially the one with you
      Wear ring the yellow sweatshirt sitting on the picnic table the second one…. wow! I felt like I was on TV…. crazy..

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    [...] Via Hypeness Para saber mais, acesse. [...]

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  24. [...] Wish I had a nanny this cool when I was a kid. Few photos below, full list on the photographer’s blog. [...]

  25. [...] é um garotinho esperto. Depois de ser incansavelmente fotografado por Alex, a sua babá, ele sugeriu uma brincadeira diferente – Henry escolheria um local e faria uma pose [...]

  26. [...] Você leu certo. Henry, é um simpático garotinho de dois anos e meio que fez algo espontâneo e incrivelmente bom. Alex [...]

  27. [...] chooses the location and pose, and they proceed to take photos of each other. View the full series here and follow their antics on Alex’s [...]

  28. [...] lets the two-year-old take her picture while she imitates his pose. She posts the image sets on her personal website.” border=”0″ height=”360″ width=”640″>Henry’s [...]

  29. Sandy says:

    These photos are amazing! I can’t wait to see what he comes up with as he gets older. What a wonderful way to document his life and your time together!

  30. DJ says:

    Henry spends a lot of time looking at the world upside down. Maybe we should all take a new look at our world from a different vantage point. Love these poses….

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  32. Ahmier says:

    Amazing! The little guy has talent. It’s wonderful to see the opportunity you’ve given him. Another creative genius in the making – and you’re the reason!

    Be well!

  33. [...] Toddler Henry Shakyaver comes up with his possess poses and then asks his nanny to welcome them for the darling print series, Henry’s Concepts. [...]

  34. TomGI says:

    What’s the dog’s name? Did I miss it somewhere?

  35. Angel says:

    These are adorable! I love this.

  36. [...] comes up with his own poses and then asks his nanny to imitate them for the adorable photo series, Henry’s Concepts. Henry’s nanny, Toronto portrait and wedding photographer Alex Neary, lets the two-year-old [...]

  37. [...] Toddler Henry Shakyaver comes up with his possess poses and then asks his nanny to welcome them for the darling print series, Henry’s Concepts. [...]

  38. [...] a photo of me like this.” He then asked to take a photo of Alex striking the same pose… and ‘Henry’s Concepts’ was [...]

  39. [...] Toddler Henry Shakyaver comes up with his possess poses and then asks his nanny to welcome them for the darling print series, Henry’s Concepts. [...]

  40. [...] Toddler Henry Shakyaver comes up with his own poses and then asks his nanny, and Toronto wedding and portrait photographer Alex Neary to imitate them; the result is a charmingly adorable photo series called Henry’s Concepts. [...]

  41. [...] You see, for the last year and a half, she’s been looking after a ridiculously cute and creative toddler named Henry, who one day decided that he wanted to turn the camera around and photograph Alex for a change. Thus was born the adorable photo series Henry’s Concepts. [...]

  42. [...] You see, for the last year and a half, she’s been looking after a ridiculously cute and creative toddler named Henry, who one day decided that he wanted to turn the camera around and photograph Alex for a change. Thus was born the adorable photo series Henry’s Concepts. [...]

  43. Vraiment extraordinaire!! Je viens du Québec, particulièrement d’un beau petit village de St-Fulgence dans la région du Saguenay, et vos photos m’ont émerveillées! Il a de la chance ce petit bout d’homme d’avoir l’occasion d’explorer l’art de la photo, continuez de perdre du temps en qualité pour le bonheur de ce petits garçon et pour nos yeux!!

    Merci
    Jennie

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