I photographed this little man's newborn session last June, and when I arrived at this family's doorstep I was so giddy I couldn't stand it. It was like a breath of fresh air to walk into their familiar and gorgeous home, but seeing framed photos of their last session all of their walls was such a big moment for me. And then to hear their little laughs, the echo of their feet running across the wood floor, and overloaded with hugs, my heart was so happy. Baby James has the best big brother and sister. And to this mama, you are so beautiful, you have the best kids, and your sessions have forever touched my heart.
"And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparking."
This has become one of my new mottos, not only for my daily life, but for your photography session with me as well. You see, my goal is not to photograph your family just right, but instead, honestly and beautifully.
So I'm here today not to tell you all about what I do, who I am, or what your session will be like with me. I'm here because I need you. I need you because you are my inspiration, you are what makes my eyes sparkle. There isn't a session I don't leave that my feet aren't dirty and my hair isn't a mess on the top of my head. Because I live for that every detail and don't want to miss one second of your family's magic.
With that being said, during your session I'll ask you to join me. To leave all of your worries behind, to stop fixating on those wrinkles you couldn't get ironed out of your husband's shirt, to run along the path barefoot, to dance like no one is there, to braid back your daughter's curls, to break ties with the word 'cheese' and forcing everyones smiles. I ask you to join me in documenting your family just as you are. I need your family's magic.
Together we will will focus on who you are, your favorite things to do, documenting the most meaningful parts of your family. I’ll photograph each second, capturing those detailed images, the in-between, the fun, the silent moments.
So this is your opportunity to make life stand still. To not only see or hold these moments in your hands forever, but to feel and remember who you are now, and how the love you have for your husband and little ones is so overpowering you can't help but come to tears.
I promise, you won't regret a second. Let's create some magic together.
This precious family just recently moved to Colorado, and let me tell you, I am so excited they did. They instantly became my favorite. And not to be unfair, but especially this little man, Will. We became best friends within just a matter of minutes. So close in fact that he even showed me his room, big boy bed, and introduced me to all of his friends. He's got quite the gang! And don't forget the dog, this fluffy Bernese is in charge of it all.
The entire time baby was in momma's stomach, Will swore it was a baby brother. He even named baby, Chester. And even though his dream of a brother didn't come true, he now has a beautiful little sister, Claire. But he will continue to call her Chester, regardless.
Sweet Claire you are the happiest. I cannot wait to watch you grow, and look so forward to seeing you again.
If you’ve come this far, you may be interested in a Lifestyle Baby + Family Photography Session for your little one on the way. Please contact Baby Photographers Fort Collins, firstname.lastname@example.org for details and booking availability.