It’s a bittersweet time for me as I post the last of Connor’s “Babies First Year” photo sessions. I have loved every minute I have spent with Katie, John, Connor and Scout (the beloved doggie) over the last year capturing this darling little boy and his beautiful family! And even though I know this will surely not be the last I see of them, it still makes me a little sad to know that our regularly scheduled time together has come to an end. But the good news is that now I get to design a beautiful album with all of the images from our maternity, newborn, three months, six months, nine months, and now one year photo shoots. It’s going to be a gorgeous documentation of this very special year in the Wickliff’s lives, and I know that as Connor grows up he will love having his very own book too. I know I would personally love to have something like this of my life as a baby with my mom and dad and little sisters.
But alas, all the cutie-pie babies I know are growing up, too quickly I might add. It’s funny, when I first got into photography over 10 years ago, I didn’t see myself as a family OR a baby photographer. But as my wedding clients that I developed really special relationships with during their wedding year began to start families, I was thrilled when they started requesting more photo shoots with me. Just like people and families grow and change, so too has my relationship with my business grown and evolved. I can’t imagine my business without these kinds of portrait sessions and I have to laugh at myself knowing that I didn’t used to consider myself a “portrait” photographer. What started as a one-man-band wedding photography specialty endeavor has grown into a much bigger and well-rounded business. Now I get to call myself a LIFE photographer and feel lucky to have been able to bring my documentary style or artistry into peoples real lives and homes. There is nothing that gives me more pleasure than keeping in touch with my clients as friends and getting to be their very own photographer for life. The loyalty of my clients is truly the fire beneath my creativity and I love my clients for helping me to stretch my own boundaries. Thank you to the gorgeous Wickliff’s for being a very important part of this process. I love you all and look forward to starting this all again when you decide to add another family member to the mix! XOXO