When someone tells me that "holding on to a piece of who they are right now." is part of what is important to them in their photographs I can't help but smile and be filled with that "we are a good match" feeling. Kids grow so fast. My kids. Your kids. Our kids. They grow so incredibly fast and all I want to do is hold on to that snippet of time for you, so you can look back & 'remember when'. I know if your kids are like my own, all they ever want to do is see pictures of themselves, pictures of them with me, them with daddy, them with each other. They want to know what was it like when. I love being able to bring part of that to the surface in my work. THIS is what is was like then. I've been photographing Robyn & Wade's kids for years. Years. I guess that's why I cracked up when I saw what she wrote in her referral space: "I car pooled with this funny guy who said his wife would love to take pictures of my kiddo when he arrived - How could I say no?" LOL. For those who don't know, the "funny guy" (hmmm debatable) was her co-worker at the time ... who also happens to be my husband. Aaaaah the circle of a small town.
I just love photographing Slater & Jade and since we've been doing it for so long, it's like we're old buds. In fact Jade and I skipped off by ourselves when we first got to our location - and let me tell you, she had a lot on her mind she needed to share that day. I don't remember the whole conversation, but I do remember her insistance that the fridge and the kitchen - those were mommy's things. And I think when I asked her what was dad's she gave me a confused look but answered with ... something small & insignificant of course (not the kitchen or the fridge - as you can imagine, those are pretty imperative).
I could talk all day long about these fun, inquisitive, energetic, imaginative, silly kids. They are truly something special! I am so glad I've been able to watch them grow going on six plus years now. What an amazing life to watch unfold.
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Here is a fun in-home shoot we did back in 2010.