"Our lives are stories built of small moments. Ordinary experiences. It is too easy to forget that our days are adding up to something astonishing. We do not often stop to notice the signs and wonders; the writing on the wall.
But some days we do." - Christine Purifoy
Melanie was one of my very first clients when I started my business, and not just any client. She was THE MOST SUPPORTIVE client I've ever encountered. It always baffled me how someone who didn't know me very well could just be there, constantly in my corner giving encouragement and excitement whenever I put out new work. But that's just who Melanie is. I remember having a very stressful week shortly after we moved into our new home, and I must've mentioned something in a text to Melanie about being stressed. The next day there were flowers at my door from her. See what I mean? She's just that kind of warm-hearted, thoughtful person.
I really should stop referring to her as a "client" thought, because quickly after our first session together she became a friend. Every time we chatted, whether it was about about our mutual love of photography or navigating the ups and downs of motherhood, I always felt a sense of connection and peace between us. I could continue this Melanie love fest for awhile but since there may be one or two other people reading this blog I will get to the point. :)
When Melanie came to me with her idea for a motherhood shoot, I was over the moon. She was pregnant with her second child, a beautiful "rainbow" baby boy, and wanted a documentation of her and her daughter's relationship before the new baby came along. She wanted to capture a casual ordinary day together; them at their favorite cupcake spot and horsing around at home. I could not have been more honored to bottle up a little time capsule of this special time for Melanie's daughter to see one day.
Melanie, I am so thankful for our friendship, and so thankful that you've chosen me throughout the years to capture your sweet family. xo
All film images are Portra 400, developed and scanned by the wonderful Indie Film Lab
While I am no longer taking on family sessions for the remainder of 2017, I am taking on a limited number of motherhood sessions like this one, which are my absolutely favorite type of session to shoot. And might I add...they make a fabulous mother's day gift! Please get in touch with any questions. :)