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Lauren was one of my roomies at the Jinky workshop last fall. I so enjoyed getting to know her during that time and we had been chatting back and forth since then about her desire to capture her family as it is right now. Finally, I think she just decided it was time and by some miracle, we were able to work out a session for her over spring break. We had perfect weather and perfect light, but most of all, her children were AMAZING. It was so cool to watch her boys care for their baby sister, giving me a glimpse into what I can hope for in the future with my own kiddos. Lauren, I had a great time with you all and I hope we captured the moments you had in mind.
I would be lying if I didn't admit that I was super, duper nervous about this session ;-). I met this little girl's mommy last year when she drove down from Arkansas to attend one of my professional family photographer workshops. It blows me away to think that almost a year ago exactly, she was just *thinking* about having babies and now, here she is, a full-fledged mommy and is doing an incredible job at it, too!
Anyway, why was I nervous? Well, it was the first time I have ever flown anywhere specifically *just* for a session. I would literally fly in to Arkansas that morning, do the session, and fly right back out that night. So many things could go wrong!!
In fact, it was one of the most magical, incredible, beautiful sessions I've had. She was the perfect angel and wow, isn't her mommy radiant? Her big brother was so kind and attentive to her. Their images just glow with love and peace.
We had pretty much finished for the day and I was going to head out to the airport when Meagan reminded me that the peach trees were in bloom. Okay...yes...we should at least try to take some pictures out in the orchard. Wouldn't you know it, though, it was supposed to be perfectly overcast that day, but instead, the sun was just beaming down on us--not exactly the ideal lighting conditions for working outdoors. We waited and waited and waited for the sun to go behind a couple of clouds. And waited. And waited. And then FINALLY...a BREAK! I've never worked so fast in my life and I'm SO thrilled we got some images out in the orchard. She is indeed a little peach blossom and I hope her mommy takes her out there every year to mark her birthday in that field.
Thanks again, Meagan, for trusting me to do this for your family. It was a pure joy hanging with you that day. You are very, very blessed.
March 28, 2012
March 28, 2012
They have added a +one by this time (congratulations!!!!), but even though this session wasn't terribly long ago, I had to ask myself, "Is this for real?" How in the world did we get so lucky to have perfect weather, this incredible field, a glowing mama, and crazy charming little (big?) brothers all to align at one single maternity session? This family makes me smile.