Sometimes I know what a photo is going to look like before I take it. Often it’s more like I get this feeling of connection and just have to go with what my eyes are seeing before my brain has a chance to even compute it into thoughts. It’s a very zen sensation. A feeling of oneness and rightness.
Sometimes I do hardly anything to a photo before I share it, just a little add contrast or vibrancy… Other times I do more with the exposure, saturation or tint.
Once in a while, I can’t make up my mind which edit I like best.
Now you see why I call him HRG, right? As in His Royal Gorgeousness.
While we were down in Southern California over the holidays, I was thrilled to visit past wedding clients and photograph their kids again. I love these four little people. They amaze me every time I see them with how much they’ve grown! I love that they’re so supportive of each other and yet they’re all SO different. It’s fabulous.
First up, we have the youngest- Isaac. Cameron and I were convinced for years that Isaac was going to be a farmer. He was always so comfortable on his own in a corner of the garden. Now we’re thinking he’s more likely to be a surfer!! LOL. He’s such a sweet child, and his face is so beautific it’s hard to believe that any mischief lies behind it. Don’t let it fool you though! He certainly holds his own!
Next up, we have Ms. Sofia- poised, confident, curious and friendly. She told me once that she wanted to be a plumber and it made complete sense. She’s always seemed to love learning how things work. Isn’t she gorgeous?
The two oldest are very close in age, physical ability and some aspects of their temperament. And yet, on the surface, they couldn’t seem more different. Especially now that they’re just on the cusp of entering their teenage years! Their parents are really excited about that. LOL!!
Here’s Joseph, he’s a barrel of laughs, thoughtful and responsible. He’s wanted to be a firefighter since the first time I met him and I have a feeling he’s going to make it happen.
And last, but definitely not least, here’s Audrey. She told me on this visit that she wants to be a doctor and is already thinking about attending camps geared towards kids with those aspirations. I love that. She’s determined and purposeful and caring… all qualities suited for a healer!
Getting to know families and watching their kids grow is one of the best parts of my job. Hands down. It is seriously awesome watching these little beings grow and learn and become more and more of the adult they will eventually be. What a thrill and honour it is to cross paths with them and document a little piece of their life story!!
**p.s. The Playdate sessions are not limited to babies and toddlers. Any children and parents can participate. They’d also be great for mama&me sessions! Or daddy&me!**