On the first of January this year, Joel and I sat down to discuss where we wanted this business to go, especially since we were both now fully invested in it while we bring up our little family. We both agreed that no matter what type of session we were doing, all we wanted was to just be truly honest with ourselves and to capture things that are dear to our hearts. Love. Family. Relationships. The Real Stuff.
The portrait side of my business has never really been defined. I accept the occasional booking where I can but after bending to a few too many ‘standard family portrait’ requests, I realised it wasn’t where my heart was at. I wanted to be able to bring my portrait photography beyond the typical to something people connect with, and starting the year off with Tyler’s first day of school coverage was testament to how much we love this type of work. Hanging out with the Mason family to document a little afternoon in their lives brought me the same joy, and I hope to be able to do more and more of these types of sessions this year, for those who give me the honour of sharing in a little bit of their lives.
It doesn’t need to be a ‘perfect’ session (who’s perfect anyway?), it just needs to be real. And that’s what it was with the Masons. In the couple of hours I shared with them, there were crazy squeals and tummy-aching laughter, and tears, and sooks, and everything in between. It was just a little window into the blessed life they lead, with three little boys under their wings and another little munchkin on the way.
You might know Ronnie, she is the amazingly gifted lady behind Pink Ronnie and she constantly inspires me with her dutiful journal keeping and super time management skills. I think I also learned more than a thing or two about parenting watching her and her husband Rick with the boys. Thank you guys for letting me come and hang out. Thank you for opening your home and your hearts to be captured on camera, and thank you for reminding me and many others just how precious our children are, and how special it is to capture a little part of it, before we blink and it’s there no longer…
And because this post is about being honest with myself, I will shamelessly put a plug out there to say pretty please drop me a line if you’d like to have something like this captured for your family, it would make me a very happy little lady. Much love! xo