Highlands Ranch Baby Photographer: It’s round two for another of my favorite families that came into my life via my wedding photography biz. Christine and Mike Gregorek have been another staple couple in my personal and professional life intersected. We originally hit it off several years ago before their wedding. And since then we have completed baby’s first year with their first born daughter, Ava, and have now moved into another round of baby and family photos with their new son, Bear.
Similar to what I mentioned in one of my recent family posts, “Baby’s First Year “for the first born and “Baby’s First Year” for the second born are two very different investments. Ultimately yes, the sessions are about the same length of time, and yes, you end up with a similar number of finished images. However, the main difference between #1 and #2…. is, well, #1. Plan on your toddler being up in the mix during #2’s shoot- because, they will be!
Don’t get me wrong- This is all fine and good from where I’m sitting! I love seeing all of my favorite kiddos and getting to see how big sis or brother has grown up since their last shoot with me. But, I feel like it’s worth mentioning since I’ve personally had to adjust to this new phenomena with many of my current clients being in the same place with their families and kiddos at the same time. And that said, it’s not the same. And it’s harder. If you think about it, the same can generally be said for any activity involving a 2 or a 3 year old. I have a niece that is nearly 3, I am aware.
Ava has grown up so much and she was an excellent big sister during her brother’s official debut. We took her photos with Bear first (highly recommended) and then she just played and made us laugh while I got my baby on with sweet little Bear and my 35mm 1.8. This has become my go-to favorite portrait lens, and especially fab for newborns!
Christine! I am so happy for you and Mike and Ava! Bear is totally precious and I can’t wait to see you again soon. As always, I look forward to yet another year of baby and family fun with you all. Thank you again for your loyalty and friendship! Love you! XOXO