You know those people that come into your lives that you immediately feel like you’ve known forever? That was this family of 4. They arrived at their session, their kiddos dressed in their PJ’s (to avoid winkled carseat clothing), tousled hair and grimaces on their faces. They had fallen asleep in the car on the way to their session. Normally, any other day, this would not be a time they would ever fall asleep.
However, while towing kids, Mom had the biggest, sweetest smile on her face. She told me what happened and I said, “Absolutely no worries at all! We got this!”
Their oldest was having nothing to do with wanting to change, wanting to take photos, and of course this strange location with some strange new lady.
Between Mom, Dad and me, we managed to get them changed, snuggled and eventually, we got them both on board with photos — I have a few tricks up my sleeve that I need to grab from on occasion. Luckily for all of us, they worked like a charm!
This family. So much love. I’m telling you. I would have been freaking out if my kids came to their session grumpy and tired, but not these two. They just loved on them, were so patient and, honestly those are my favorite photos of all time. Because that is what being a parent is — being flexible, being loving, being patient. Those kids are surrounded by the some of the most loving people!
Good luck trying to narrow these down – I couldn’t even do it for your blog post.
What a pleasure to be a part of someone’s life in the most memorable times. This family reached out for a maternity session last summer and we clicked immediately — I laughed so hard during their Maternity Session and found myself laughing at random times over the next few days just remembering silly moments. I couldn’t wait to see them again.
My next meeting with them would be at the hospital for Coleman’s Fresh 48 Hospital Session. Man oh man, this little boy was striking at less than 48 hours old! Those dimples —- and he didn’t get them from Mom or Dad, he was just blessed by them!
So, when they arrived for his newborn session, I couldn’t wait to hang out again! Coleman was perfect!
We incorporated some of Dad’s favorite hunting items, including a special set of antlers. I loved Coleman’s custom made “Coleman” hat, which he also wore at the hospital.
Spending time together with families over multiple sessions is nothing short of awesome. I love getting to know people and the relationship just naturally unfolds. I cannot wait to watch this little boy grow!
Thank you for trusting me!