Some shoots require a little more planning and careful thought. This one was so special and sweet. I get to meet so many parents and kids in my career, but the ones with special needs seem to touch my heart even more. I sit in awe as I watch parents pour out their love and patience with their little ones with disabilities. This amazing and gorgeous little girl (big sister) Delani has Autism, it’s a pretty extreme case and her beautiful Mom worried about how the session would go since they hadn’t ever tried a professional shoot. I said a prayer before I left for my session and I tell you what…it was a perfect session. She was happy and ready to play with her family. This mom Jessica was incredible with her daughters, patient and loving, full of an immense amount of energy that she puts forth daily to keep up with her beautiful girls. I find motherhood is full of joy and challenges for all Mom’s, but can’t even imagine how it is for her on a daily basis. So glad we could capture some fun moments as well as some that exude her love for her girls. Thanks to Cindi for setting up this session for her daughter-in-law and grand daughters and jumping in for a few. I loved this session! Grateful to know you all!
I cannot tell you how much I loved this newborn session, it was so relaxed and this baby girl was so happy and mostly sleepy for me. Her big sis was amazing too and just so sweet with her. I feel so privileged to be able to do newborn sessions like these and record those moments of joy in their homes that can only happen in those first few days. I get to meet amazing families and clients become friends. It’s really a true joy to be able to have this as my career. Thank you for allowing me into your home to record this part of your life story! You have so much love in your home and it shines through you in your portraits.
In my faith it’s a big deal for a kid to turn 8. We call it Great to be Eight because they will be baptized. For us turning Eight is the age of accountability. So in celebration of that we like to do a portrait session in their suit or pretty dress. This one is extra special because it’s my oldest son’s Great to be Eight session done in Dallas at the LDS Temple. Couldn’t be more grateful for this child and his incredible sweetness. What a gift to be his mother!