As a photographer, there are moments that truly touch my heart. One of those moments is when a family returns to you for their photos time and time again. It's an honor to be trusted with capturing their precious memories, and it's even more special when you get to watch their family grow and evolve.
Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing a 6-month-old baby girl who belongs to a family that I've worked with before. This family has been a staple of my photography business, and I've had the privilege of capturing the growth and development of their first two children from newborn to their first birthday.
When I first met this family, they were new parents, wide-eyed and a little overwhelmed with their first child. They were looking for someone to capture the magic of those early days, and I was thrilled to be that person. Over the course of that first year, I watched their son grow and change, documenting each milestone along the way. It was a joy to see him become more and more comfortable in front of the camera, and to see his parents become more confident in their roles as parents.
A few years later, they returned to me with their second child, another baby boy. Once again, I had the pleasure of documenting his first year of life and also got watch as bigger brother grew.
Now, with their third child, a baby girl, the family has returned once again. And once again, it's an honor to be the one capturing these precious moments. Newborn to now, Allie is already so full of personality, with a big smile that lights up the room. She's starting to sit up on her own, and she's exploring the world around her with curiosity and wonder. It's a joy to see her big brothers doting on her.
These moments remind me why I do what I do. It's the honor of being invited into families' lives, and being trusted to capture these precious milestones. It's the joy of watching children grow and develop, and being able to document those changes over time. And it's the love that families share, which shines through in every photo that I take.