Happy Father Day!
As a photographer, I think dads can be really funny during photo shoots. In the first 5 minutes I can tell they don't really want to be there; it was probably not their idea, but then something happens. It's like a switch gets flipped and they see we are actually going to have fun. I do everything I can to make this fun for everyone, but dads especially. It's so great to see them come to life with their kids. They swing them, throw them up in the air. They race with their sons and dance with their daughters; all while I have the good fortune of capturing these moments and these special rituals and connections unique to each family. It's amazing to see and I feel so lucky to meet some of the best dads around. One of the best complements I get after a photo shoot is when a dad says to me "Wow, that wasn't bad at all". It makes me feel good that they enjoyed their time with their family and I got to witness it myself and document it for generations. There really aren't too many things that tug at my heart the way a great dad does. So Happy Father's Day to all dads!! Thanks for all you do!!
I have some pretty exciting news! I woke up on Monday to an email that one of my photos had been chosen to be featured in one of my favorite photography magazine! I am so happy. To see my name next to some of these other artist is amazing! Have a look! Thank so much! xoxo http://childphotocompetition.com/inspiring-monday-week-173/
I am so lucky to take pictures of the best Mom's around. So many of them have become my friends after our time together. I wanted to wish all the Mom's out there a very Happy Mother's Day. Cheers to the hardest job on there is!
I also want to take a second to say, I know there are many woman out there that are trying so hard to have a baby, or have been pregnant and suffered a lost, I see you, we see you. I know this day can be hard and I hope at this time next year all your dreams come true. XO
OH that smile! Blake sure does love his Mama.
Have you guys ever wondered what a photo shoot looks like with me? Well there are lots of laughs & smiles. Here is a little glimpse of the fun we will have and the memories we will make together.
*Thanks Fonda Foto + Film for the video!
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