As mentioned in my previous post [click here to read], writing has never come naturally to me. A new way that I’m hoping to overcome my writing anxiety/block is (1) with the new perspective of “I can”, forgetting the “I can’t” and keeping up an optimistic perspective, and (2) making each blog post a personal letter to the families I shared a session with, sharing with you what pictures made me smile, laugh, and which ones really touched my heart, and most importantly, why.
Please read below a letter to beautiful Family “K” (the only full name ever shared over the internet is my own).
Dearest Sweet “K” Family,
From our first couple of email exchanges, I knew that your session was going to be a fun filled and exciting session. Boy was I right! Not only when I met you in person, were you a very nice and easy going family, our session was filled with many laughs, smiles, and one embarrassing moment on my behalf ;) While I knew that we would have no problems talking away, never did I foresee our conversations leading me to lock my keys in my trunk with all of the props. Thankfully, it was the end of our session, I have never been so embarrassed! I am forever grateful for your helping hand and generosity in driving me back home to get my extra set of keys and driving me back to my car. Such acts of kindness and going out of your way, mean so much to me.
I was unbelievably excited to get home and start working away on your session. You are one amazingly photogenic family! One of the very first photos captured was when you [mom] were trying to make “Babe J” smile. It is such a beautiful and natural moment captured, love your smile and the special moment shared.
I was so happy to be able to change my lens fast enough to capture this special moment shared between you. Again, it is such a natural special moment shared, and I absolutely love how everyone is focusing in the same direction as you [mom] gently stroke “babe J” forehead.
While it was time for “Babe J” feeding break, I had the opportunity of taking dad and big sister “N” aside for some father-daughter pictures. Boy I am I glad that I did! While I captured many shared moments between the two of you, I have to say my two favourite pictures was one captured when walking to the little secret garden (love being sneaky and catching some photos when you least expected it) and the other one a beautiful posed photo– I just absolutely love everything about this photo- the light, the background, the smiles, the sparkling eyes.
One special request for your family session was to capture the small details of “babe J” as you felt he was changing so quickly. It is incredible how a little one can change all within one year! The details of his eyes, nose, mouth, and little hands/feet were captured. I absolutely adore the pictures of his feet with your [mom] hands and his little hand with your [dad] hand. To me, it really puts into perspective how tiny a little one is from the beginning and how much growing they do.
I also adored this family picture of your hands, your unity and your togetherness.
Last, but definitely not least is one of your beautiful family photos, one of my favourites. This photo really makes me smile because it reminds me of the laughs we shared between frames while trying to get everyone to look in the same directions and just how wonderful it represents your family– beautiful, friendly, and easy-going.
The morning we spent together was a lot of fun and I will be forever grateful for your helping hand and kindness. From the very start till now as I write this post, I have smiled the whole time. I hope you love your photos as much I have enjoyed capturing such special moments for you and your family!
Thank you again for everything!