I've counted seven sessions together with this sweet family.
Birthday sessions, pumpkin patch minis, family photos around the Christmas tree, and photo sessions that were just for fun.
There is s special attachment that grows when you get to watch kids and families grow from your lens. You get used to their go-to silly faces, the things they like to try and the things that don't work for them on camera. You look forward to the next milestone, and the one after that, that you will get to capture. That coupled with growing a friendship over the years, has made this session, our "goodbye" session, extra emotional.
But aside from my big feelings, there are two other reasons I wanted to share some tidbit of this session with you.
Reason one, although I have specific type of sessions detailed here on my website, I want to encourage you to reach out to me whatever your dreams for a session are! if you don't see something there that fits, that doesn't mean we shouldn't chat and see if we're a good fit for each other. This session is probably the perfect example, because it was literally planned over a few quick text, and us finding a 20 minute window where are schedules could align last minute, meeting at a little library that I had never seen before, in the middle of the afternoon, and making it WORK!
This might not be the IDEAL set up, but when needs must...I am confident I can pull it off. 😉
That 2020 feeling
Secondly, I want to address the common fear that 15 or 20 minute session wont be enough time. Varying on what your desires for your session are, sometimes 15 minutes can do the job! This session for example, is a celebratory snapshot of the "family" retiring form the air force, and looking all adorable in their outfits together. Considering that we were standing outside of the library in the mid-day sun, and we were hiding out form the playground around the corner, staying in one place and capturing these images only took 20 minutes.