I could've folded her up, stuck her in my pocket and taken her home with me. Everything about this session was perfect and flowed so naturally. Okay...minus the very dark clouds outside. I had another one of those "aaww" moments when I just wanted to stop and soak in the moment with them. The love in their home is so strong. How can it not be when you have a perfect little angel like Miss M and such loving parents!?! I am so sad that they are moving...excited for them though. I did mention that they were welcome to fly me to their soon to be new home, but I don't think they were going for it. I mean...I don't know why. lol. Thanks to the Y family for opening your home to me. xoxo
Quirky is good. I love quirky. Maybe it's because I'm a little quirky myself, but I love it. I think it's the fact that someone is free to be. Just be. I don't know, but it seems like quirky is COOL now. Thanks to movies like Juno and 500 Days of Summer. Or maybe it's because I think I'm cool so it MUST be cool...right. Either way...I love. But if quirky is cool and popular it can no longer be called "quirky"? Hhhmm...a little something for you to ponder. Anywho... Miss J is down right awesome. I loved everything about her. Her very funky style, her cute little accessories, her love for music, her willingness to admit she has no musical talent, her willingness to follow me into a creepy junk yard, her love for life that just beams, and even her little bit of shyness in front of the camera. Oh...and you guessed it...her quirkiness! I loved her so much that I absolutely couldn't narrow down her sneak peek pictures. So, enjoy! xoxo to you Miss J! Thank you thank you!
Peace and much much love,
When I said this couple could do anything they put their mind to, I was right. It was proven again when I visited last week and met little Mr.A. Parents for just over a week and they already seemed like pros. I adore being with families during this time. Every family is different. Some are happy, but stressed beyond measure. Some are just simply at peace (or hiding the stress very well). I love observing this and being in the mist of it. Often there are moments when I get the "at peace" feeling along with them. Those moments where you want to just breathe it all in. Rarely do I feel a family so "at peace" as this one. Don't get me wrong, I am often surprised at how well my clients handle everything...especially me being up in their space and moving their little one all about, but there was just something different. Of course, they were stressed. They were sleep deprived. Let me tell you, despite those things, they had it down. They approached everything as "I got this". I truly enjoyed every moment of it. Mr A was just so good for me. I have to admit, there were even a couple moments that I got all choked up behind the camera. Observing their relationship and bond. Nothing but pure, undconditional love here. Their house could burst with it...as well as the amazing light that streams through everywhere! Another part that got me was at the very end of the session. We were sitting around chatting (sometimes I just can't shut up!) and they mentioned getting a book from me for every year of Mr.A's life, including his Senior pictures. I know I haven't talked about all the things I love about photography yet, but I'll give you a hint, this is number one. I have actually gotten teary (yeah...I'm a softy) talking about this very thing with Bret. The thought of forming these relationships and watching these children grow up. It's truly such an honor to me. That's why I wouldn't do photography any other way than I do right now. I'm not simply taking a few pictures and that's it. In most cases I'm forming relationships, making new friendships. All while recording your life moments and showing the art in your life. Wow...I so sound like a Halmark card right now, but...oh well...I mean it!
Peace and much much love,
I'm going to call little Mr. C here my firecracker. He certainly kept me on my toes and I absolutely loved every minute of it! One of the things I love about photographing children is that they are true. They are themselves and that's it. I know so many parents try to get their kiddos to "behave" during a session (which I completely understand and appreciate), but I say let them be. Well, as long as they're not fighting or kicking me. lol. I think I wore my firecracker out as much as I was worn out. Another thing I love about kiddos, you know when they're done. And isn't he adorable!?! I was completely in love with his lashes and hair!
Then sweet little Ms. M. Oh my...just look at those eyes. I could absolutely squeeze her cheeks (I try to refrain from this because I don't want kiddos to think of me like great aunt sally who squeezes cheeks and wipes dirt off their face with spit. You don't know how many times I am very tempted to squeeze little chunky cheeks.) She was just so sweet. Just kept checking me out. Not sure what the strange lady with the camera thought she was doing up in her personal space :)
T family...thank you thank you for allowing me to see just a glimpse of your life. I hope to see many more. And momma...sorry for talking your leg off after :) I think I may have met another one of those clients that I could just talk to forever.