A little over three years ago, I walked into this beautiful condo, to meet to new parents and their daughter, Adriana. They had family in town, and each was just loving on their newborn like it was there very own. Just before Thanksgiving, I walked into their new home, filled with the adorning extended family members, as they introduced me to their newest addition, Javier. Our children are the same age range apart, so it was easy to chat about the excitement and difficulties and all-things-baby-number-2.
You see, using a camera is only part of why I love this career. Connecting with people- that’s where the real heart lies. The equipment is just an extension of a deep seeded belief that people matter, stories matter, and I want to share them and serve them. To be honest, it feels strange to me to just walk into someone’s home and start shooting right away, because this ‘job’ is so much more than poses and lighting. Okay, off my tangent… this family is just a perfect example of why I love my clients and I love my job :)
Savannah Louise, a seriously adored little girl! I was lucky enough to meet "SavvyLou" at just a few days old, as Catherine and Colt were just settling into being a family of three. Those first days are exhausting and fleeting, but what is always recalled the most is the inability to measure the love you feel for this little being that you are finally holding in your arms. A lot of staring, a lot of holding, a lot of trying to comprehend how life is so different and so perfect. I love looking through these images as they so easily show those sentiments of these head-over-heels new parents. Welcome to parenthood, you two!!
If you read my post from a few weeks ago, you know a lot has been going down around here! First and foremost, thank you for all of the sweet messages and support, they certainly haven't gone unnoticed! Baby is growing like a weed (or just my bump;) and we are settling in well here in Columbus!
Next order of business: FALL!! If you've been around here for any length of time, you may be aware that Fall is my favorite time of year, so I can hardly wait to come back to the old stomping grounds and shoot my heart out. Three of my favorite things: Fall + Ann Arbor + Photographing adorable families! Seriously! CAN'T WAIT!! (Plus, it's brutally hot here, so just thinking of the cool Fall weather puts a big smile on my face!)
Below are the available dates for Ann Arbor Fall Sessions! Dates are open for maternity, family and newborn sessions. Please note that maternity and family sessions are approximately one hour, as newborn clients should plan for two hours. Use the contact link below to request your date and desired time, and you know I'll do my best to accommodate each and every inquiry. Looking forward to it!
5th, 6th and 8th
(Thursday, Friday & Sunday)
2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th
(Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
*Please note that Columbus availability is ongoing until the second week of November.
Just a few from this past weekend with Savannah Louise, 4 days young.
This little one arrived a bit early and gave her parents quite the surprise, but after spending a few weeks in the hospital, Zinnia is as healthy as can be and a thriving little girl. And adorable..look.at.those.cheeks. She is so kissable, as I know her mother and father would agree. Their first child, their daughter, their everything. Welcome, sweet girl!!
I'm speaking from experience, both behind and in front of the camera. Ever wonder what EVERY mother would LOVE for Mother's Day?! PHOTOS with the ones they love most! It's the.most.treasured (and appreciated, and loved, and heartfelt, and fun) gift.
As a mother, there is little I treasure more than time together as a family, and photographs, together. They line our walls, are the backdrop of our phones and rest in albums that my son is constantly looking at. They are priceless, and I know every mother would echo my sentiments.
GUYS! GIFT CARDS ARE AVAILABLE. Do yourself a favor and give the super woman of your life what she will treasure dearly.
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