I met Stephanie and Tom at a function we hosted awhile back. They had me come out to document their family and I must say, I was a little apprehensive at first.....about getting all the dogs in one shot. As it turns out, photographing dogs is almost exactly like photographing kids.
We ran and rolled around in the backyard. They were sweet, sassy and had moments of shyness just like any other session. So fun to watch and get to be a part of.
I must say...one of the biggest differences about this session from a regular kids session is this...I'm sure a mom and dad of human children wouldn't have "wine dog" bibs and a request to photograph them in the cellar. I love the nuances of my job.
Sometimes moms are frazzled, sometimes they operate with finesse. This mom definitely, definitely handles a newborn with finesse. I was a little blown away, actually. She just seemed to have it all together emotionally. Her oldest daughter wasn't having a great morning before I got there and she totally didn't freak out about it. It's just super refreshing to meet someone who can handle themselves in a civilized manner through the rigors of everyday life with children. I know first hand it's very easy to unravel...holy moly....especially (ESPECIALLY!!!) when one is throwing a fit and one needs a diaper or to be fed *and* getting ready *and* having everyone look lovely when the photographer arrives? Oy. Props to you, Mrs. Amber. Props to you. I'm impressed. :) Congratulations on your precious little bundle o' love!
I met this couple last year when they were married. She had me come over to photograph her and her husband in their dress and tux. This year, they have a sweet little pickle added to their family and as I watched her with both of them, I was completely overwhelmed with emotion. She is so thankful for her life and for her boys. She has so much love for both of them, so much patience with both of them and such an appreciation for the preciousness of life. I'm blessed to know them...and just as blessed that they trust me to document such a momentous occasion for them.
This family moved to the area to work at BMS. They also happen to go to our church. We started talking one Sunday and discovered they used a photographer in Atlanta that I am familiar with through my online photography connections. That all led to a session with them at BMS during the Christmas season. Very quick, very fun and can't wait to do the next session with them outside in the summer time!
Awesome family...I'm sooo looking forward to getting to know them more. Welcome to the Tri Cities Harvey Family!