This precious lady walked into my studio and within 15 minutes of talking with her and listening to her story, I was in tears. The most precious part of their story is how they prayed and prayed for this little girl and when they picked her up in their arms for the very first time, she said it felt like they had known each other forever.
I truly hate to only tell you that part of the story because it feels so skipped over, but wow...so beautiful how things sometimes just "fit". I love watching them "fit" together.
Once in awhile, a family comes along that I feel like I connect with on a different level. I can't really explain it, but I definitely "feel" it. It's so comfortable being around them and watching them love one another. Love is so fun to watch! :)
As their family tree grows, every time I see them, it's almost as if I can SEE their roots are getting deeper and their relationships maturing. So neat. Okay, yes I may be mushy...but THIS is what it's ALL about! I love this stuff...and I love this family. (and I hope I look half as cool as this g'ma when I'm a g'ma.)
If I could only show you one image from this session that would totally and completely scream...THIS is who she is......it's the first image in our lineup today. I had never met this little princess before the day I was able to photograph her, so I didn't really know much about her. In the short hour I was there, this image completely sums up what I saw in her little personality.
I'm so passionate about creating an image like this for every family I work with. Why? Because she won't be like this for long....she won't be this easy to "see"....but the cool thing is, when she's 20, her mom and dad can show her this image and tell her story after story of how she used to be just because she shines here so vividly.
Sometimes I wonder if what's in my heart comes across through my words in a clear, concise way. Hmmm...prolly not. But I promise not to stop trying to explain it. ;)
Enjoy a peek into this little princess's ( <---should that be " princess's " or just " princess' " ? ) life.
Meet my friends...also one of the builders at Edinburgh, a new community here in town.
Because their lives have been so hugely involved the past few years in developing this community, they wanted their family to be photographed there.
If you ever want to meet someone who can make you laugh until you cry...hook up with these two. They are a hoot! Love them so much. Beautiful couples sure do make beautiful kids, don't they?
I love "at home" sessions because life changes.
Kids grow up.
They don't want measuring charts and pink everywhere pretty soon. They don't want to be cuddled and hold chickens pretty soon. They would simply die if they were ever discovered being crazy in love with a stuffed animal pretty soon.
I hate when this happens....but I love it. Isn't growth bittersweet? Maybe I'm just a weirdo. ;)