I'm always honored when a fellow photographer chooses me to capture their memories. It was a blast catching up with my dear friend while doing their beautiful session. It was long overdo. The lighting was so perfect that day. The wind was awful but you can hardly tell with how much fun we had. We drove quite a ways to catch the sunset. We couldn’t get over how beautiful it was. The evening was filled with laughter and hip bumps. You can see the smile between the cousins. They enjoyed playing around while I got to capture real life moments. You see the real bond between the family when it’s not posed. Plus, we all know it’s hard for children to stand still for a lengthy period. They did not hesitate when I asked them to hug mom's neck.
I can’t wait to see these in gorgeous canvas products. It makes me feel like Christmas is here when I get to open them. It’s even better when I get to see my client’s reaction to their heirlooms. Sometimes you might wonder, when will I get another family session? When will life slow down? While time is steadily passing us by, photographs freeze time. Trust me, I know that is cheesy to say but I truly mean it. Between the newborn session and senior photographs, how many times will you actually get family photographs done? The answer is probably a low number. The time in between matters too. Before you know it, they are grown. I hear my clients talking about it often at the studio. You deserve to capture the time in between as well. I never really understood why family photographs aren’t valued as much. I make it a goal to get at least one new family session each year. I love seeing how much can change in just a year. You can even make poses a tradition to see the difference. Don’t wait until they are grown.