When families book mini sessions, it usually means I get to see them twice every year! I love watching these littles grow! I love capturing each stage, see their smiles come alive, their relationships with one another deepen. It warms my heart to be able to spend a little time that lasts a lifetime <3
This family <3
Every year they book a full family session and every year they show up with their beautiful smiles and contagious love. l look forward to this session every year not only because I capture so much love, but because they are beautiful inside and out. It radiates and I am lucky enough to be an observer of it <3
Not all children show up ready to be photographed. I am a new person, and not all kids adjust well to a new person with a big ol camera in her face :) But, when you book a full session, you get a full session. We stop, slow down, have a snack, play a game. We let mom nurse the baby, dad play with big brother. We walk and run around, all the while I am capturing these moments, the true moments of parenthood. You would never know it from this session that baby girl was mad, and that big brother wanted nothing to do with me. I could tell mom was nervous but I kept reminding her that I was capturing magic. To date, their gallery was the largest I have ever delivered, well over 100 images. I never promise this amount, nor do I ever plan on delivering this many. But it was just SO GOOD. Relaxed, quiet, no one shouting for smiles or attention. I just walked them though the evening and this is what we got, well a fraction of it. Full sessions are golden.
Let me tell you a little secret that I discovered after my last baby was born; babies do not belong in baskets, they belong in mama’s arms. And now that my little baby is almost four, I can tell you from experience that the images you will treasure the most will be the ones where you see your baby in the room you made for him, surrounded by the place you called home, where you fell in love all over again.