I have been lucky enough to have been photographing this family since the birth of their first son Fletcher. I photographed him as a newborn, 6 month old and again when he was a year old. So he’s gotten very comfortable with me after all I’ve been visiting him and his family since he was born. This is a great position to be in a photographer. It allows me to know his personality and he feels comfortable enough being himself in front of me that I am able to capture him being himself. Let me tell you he is all Boy! Rough and tumble, goofy and just the right mix of naughty. I have never walked away from a session that involved him where he hasn’t made me laugh. I’ve also gotten to know his parents very well over this time too. They love the way I capture their family just the way it is in real life. It’s super important to them to document these memories. So naturally I got a phone call when they had their second son Graham they wanted to document his first year the same way they did with Fletcher. Graham has a completely different personality than his brother, well from what I can see so far he is only 6 months old. Graham is super easy going, quiet and always has a smile on his face. Just over all a happy little munchkin.
Photographing 2 young boys is almost as hard as herding cats lol but it leads to an AMAZING lifestyle photography session. I always have so much fun photographing actual moments, the interaction between mom and baby, or toddler and Dad and especially the interactions and love between two siblings. I love the chaos that is day to day family life. I feel that when you look back on these photo journalistic style pictures of your family that it takes you right back to that feeling. You can hear the Noise of all the toys the kids yelling and laughing, you can feel the dizzying speed at which these moments passed us by but these pictures slow things down just enough that we can hold on to them, they pause time long enough for us to be able to absorb everything that was going on in that moment. As a mother myself to me its like being able to go back in time and hold your baby again. That is the exact reason I love this style of photography, it evokes emotion and records peoples personal histories it will give a window into our way of life for future generations. These two brothers will surely appreciate these pictures later in their life and I know that their parents already treasure them.