It’s really funny how things go, isn’t it? If I think back to six months ago, I had no idea this is where I would be today: growing in leaps and bounds as a photographer, diving into a business, booking weddings, second shooting weddings. It’s been crazy, exhilarating, and terrifying all at once. I’ve loved so much of it, and I’ve struggled through lack of confidence and fear.
How does this relate to a family session? Well, my incredible mentor, Elizabeth Henson, sent me a message in early August with information on a referral for this lovely family who needed a session over Labor Day weekend. I had met them while assisting Liz at a night of mini-sessions at their home in June, and I knew they were good friends of hers and had been long-time clients as well. So to say I was honored and terrified to book this session was an understatement. I wanted to do a great job for so many reasons!
After chatting with Reagan, I learned the session would include two families and their kiddos. Her sister would be in town, and they wanted photos that they could use for Christmas presents. And they needed updated individual family poses since both of their families have grown. At this point, I’ve done plenty of family sessions, and I’m feeling less and less nervous with each one, but this one would be different and would be a larger group. Luckily, I second shoot at this huge family session, and had a good idea of how to manage a larger group. See? Everything ties in lately! (Wait until you see the next HUGE synchronistic, fate-guided tie in. I cried. Details coming soon!)
This session was amazing. I was nervous at the start, like I always am, but we had so much fun! Even with one baby in a cast and one with a bad case of the sniffles!