Sometimes it’s really hard to balance what my clients want and what I like. This first shot is a perfect example. I love the colors and the light in her hair and her little you-just-woke-me-up-from-a-nap-and-now-you’re-in-my-face crankiness. In her defense, we had just woken her up (sorry, kid, the light doesn’t wait for anyone), and I was in her face. But, I know this beautiful girl and her family well, and I just couldn’t resist trying to make her laugh (before she was ready) and snapping one of her surrounded in all this beauty. I really love capturing the moment. I have big pictures hanging up on my walls of my kids not being perfect and not looking at the camera and not smiling. But, I love to remember the moment we were in. At the same time, I totally get that this would not be a picture a normal person would hang up in the house, but I love it and just had to share it.
Um, hello perfect model. Moms, I’m telling you. A little snack and a sip of juice (a few hilarious antics from me…uh, obviously; this is why I’m good at my job–kids are the only ones who find me funny) and your kid will be a natural. This beauty is a very skilled dancer, so I asked her if she could show me any of her leaping skills. She did not disappoint.
So, I’m pretty jealous of this picture. I love it. It’s so fitting for this sweet family, too.Thank you for sharing this lovely evening with me, sweet family. I don’t think the light–or my subjects–could have been any more beautiful. I’ll have the rest ready for you soon.