It wasn't long ago that I shared a newborn session for big brother. This sweet family has become a party of four as they welcomed their newest bundle joy recently. As I was at their house for this session I realized how many times I have been able to photograph momentous events for this family, from their wedding to maternity, to newborn sessions for their two children. (no, I don't do weddings...but every now and then I make an exception)
It was such an incredible honor to photograph the Quinceañera for this amazing young lady. I have known her mother for YEARS so I was thrilled to be included in this event. I love any opportunity to learn more about different customs, traditions, religions, etc., so the opportunity to photograph my first Quinceañera was an opportunity I looked forward to.
My beautiful friend and her family welcomed baby number three into the world a few months ago. Of course, I had to be there to document the first few days of her life. It was easy to see that she was loved from the moment she arrived, with two doting older siblings eager to hold her and share some snuggles. It's hard not to walk away from a session like this with a case of my own baby fever, but luckily for me, I get to visit this little nugget whenever I want.
I GUESS NO ONE EVER SAID BEING A MOM WAS EASYIf at the end of the day we are all doing our best, that is all that matters. Which brings me to this lovely family. This sweet baby boy made my day! I had photographed him as a newborn, and that too was sweet, but at 4 months this is one the happiest little guys I know.
I have had the privilege of photographing them through their first year has parents. I have witnessed the fierce love that occurs as you become responsible for the most precious gift life has to give. As we all know, that first year flies by!
If I can't create an experience for my clients in which they feel comfortable and walk away feeling as though it has been a positive experience, regardless of the final images I feel as though I have failed them. The truth of the matter is if I am unable to "connect" with my clients the chances that I will produce images that they will relate to are slim to none. I think as a consumer it's important to take some time to chat with the photographer you hire first. Make sure you "click!" Ask around to see who else has worked with this person to get a better understanding of how your photographer will work with your family.