While "sitting and smiling" for the camera is the traditional look for a family photo, let's explore the joy and connection you share with the people who matter the most. Looking at the photos we create together, wouldn't you rather feel the fun, remember the silly expressions, and cherish the memory that, "Oh yes, that stage was special."
They may not realize it, but they're finding their voice, having more mature conversations, and discovering their personality. What I can relate to the most, is the importance of building their confidence. To help them see their independence and how beautiful they are from the inside, out. It's a fragile, vulnerable and wonderful slice of life.
Any minute now they will leave your nest, taking all the tips and tools and skills you’ve helped them develop, and will figure this whole thing out on their own. Yes, you’re still there. But before they take this giant step you need to remember their new-found confidence, don’t you?
"Walk with me. Hold my hand. Your journey is mine. You'll be my partner. I'll be your friend."
In these quiet moments, when you're just meeting the newest addition to your family, kissing and cuddling, and studying every feature, there is magic in that space. Invite me to observe and capture this first encounter, the first 48 hours of life.
Your babies are growing so, so quickly. I remember thinking when Sophia was young, "Wow, she changed a lot this week!" And, I'm always amazed by their development -- especially the babies who I've come to know during their newborn, three-month, six-month, nine-month and one-year sessions. It's an honor to help you preserve their short and sweet journey from baby to toddler.
In her documentary Annie Leibovitz said, "Life is what happens in-between the main event." Isn't that the truth? Sometimes we spend too much energy waiting for the "next big thing". Meanwhile, there's plenty of good stuff happening around us, all the time. Let's explore that. Invite me in.
"It's a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together."
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