I have been so fortunate in having clients that have stuck through me from my early years through changes in my business, increase in prices, and growth as a photographer, and they have become so dear to me on a deep personal level. I am so grateful for that trust and don't take it lightly. Trusting me with documenting your family is huge to me.
This family found me when mom was pregnant with their first. We connected really quickly as we realized her sister and my daughter played soccer together, Nicole is also a labor and delivery nurse, and they both are just incredible human beings. Although I have worked with them multiple times, I always am just so nervous before sessions. I spend time going through client questionnaires and talking about outfits and locations and expectations in hopes that I really capture images that they will be proud display, and images that will bring pleasant memories and joy when looked through the years to come. I want them to see the beauty in themselves that I see through my lens, and to me that is a huge task. I want to capture their personalities and the connections that they have with each other. I want to capture the way a mama looks at her children, the pride that a father has as he watches the mother of his children glow.
Sessions with toddlers can be really unpredictable and for that reason, I approach them with a very laid back, casual, and fun attitude. To make up for their being so unpredictable, they are so cute and so expressive. Their own personalities have really come out and they are really wanting to explore and play, and assert their own will, and pushing against that never ends well. It leaves moms and dads frustrated and children unhappy. I have had so many mamas leave session thinking we surely didn't get anything and are always surprised when I send galleries over.
Here are some of my favorites from our session together: