This mom and I went to high school together. Isn't it amazing how we go through our young life seeing the same people day in and day out for 12 years and then the night of graduation...BOOM! Poof! It's like they just disappear. So strange. Anyhoo...no surprise Facebook has been a game changer for that issue over the past few years and because of that...here we are! Thanks Facebook for reconnecting Mrs. Jamie and I! : )
This field (while filled with allergy laden mustard seed) is just breathtaking. That said, this gorgeous family IN the field? Hello. Aren't they beautiful?
At the shoot he shows me a picture that was just published in a magazine of their wedding image. They had a carnival theme and they were lounging on a sofa being held up by an elephant......AFTER he showed me that, he made a comment in passing about letting me do my thing creatively. Okay. No fair. A mini session in a field with only a little Ikea chair won't scratch the surface when we're competing with an elephant. haha! I still think the pictures are super, super sweet. There are no props or large animals great enough to replace a real connection between a family welcoming a new addition. Welcome to this crazy world and your crazy awesome new family, baby Aislinn.
The first one.
It's totally wrong in so many ways. I mean, you can really only see one persons face and really, you can't even see her that well. There are tons of imperfections with this image.
But for me, the intimacy of the embraces, the kisses, the inspection of mommy's necklace...this moment as a family... all tied up in one little bundle...it's just beautiful to me.
It's really difficult (for me) to put words on something that just "feels" good, this shot is one of those. Love it. Love the others, too. This family makes everything wonderful.
Hey, it's part of life. Babies just aren't happy all the time. Now, from a mommy's perspective, potentially....I would imagine....I would be a little freaked out if it were finally family picture day and my baby were upset....just as a hypothetical scenario.
HOWEVER, because my passion is photographing fleeting moments in life and relationships, fussy babies totally fit the bill. See, it's not about the baby crying, it's about what the family does to console him. It's precious and makes me melt in a little puddle.
Welcome to the newest graduate of our Growin' Like a Weed Progam!!!
This is one of the coolest elements of what I get to do for a living...
AND NOW....Happy Birthday, sweet boy. :) I've loved growing with this family in Max's very first year of life. I'm ecstatic about watching him continue to grow through the next stage of life....the wonder years.