As I’ve said many times before, one of the great joys of photography, for me, is the privilege of telling a story. In my professional photo sessions, the parents are asking me to tell a very short version of the current story that is their life. What it looks like — and feels like — to be a member of their beautiful family in this very moment.
And sometimes, I get to tell the story over a longer period of time. From maternity to childhood and beyond. And I love those stories the most. Because I get to know the child and the family.
Last weekend, I photographed a little boy and his family for the fourth time. And he just turned one. Maternity. Newborn. 6-Months. And 1 Year. This family is so incredibly special to me. I feel like I’ve grown with them. Like I’ve been a part of “getting through” the first year with them. And where there used to be a beautiful pregnant mamma-to-be, there is now a little boy who is so incredibly sweet and just wants to play with my camera. And two people who are amazing parents. How incredible.