This year I had limited my Fall sessions to a certain number, to maintain sanity and also the level of quality service my clients deserve. When Cristina called I was fully booked and it broke my heart not being able to photograph her family. I’m not a fan of doing that, but I’m learning to use it for my business – and again, the clients – benefit. Then she called back few days later. This time, not wanting to sound arrogant, I told her the only way I could do it was in between two schedule sessions, 12pm on a Sunday, and completely didn’t expect her to say she would do it. Well, she did. It was going to be a challenge for me to shoot in a bright midday sun, but when I hang up the phone I was overwhelmed with the feeling that someone needed family portraits that much and they had chosen me – a long one hour drive from where they live – to document those important moments of “mommy and boys”. Cristina, thank you. I’m so glad we got to meet!
Cristina’s 2 boys are the cutest! I’ve photographed brothers many times, but these two are just very close friends! I remember getting ready to start the pictures and the very first thing they did without me asking, was them hugging each other, making a pose! Usually brothers in that age fight a lot; can’t stand next to each other… so, of course, looking at that scene I had my “awwww” moment before pressing the shutter. From that minute on, the session was full of love, lots of fun, and I learned a lesson that I should love my brother more and demonstrate that often. I missed being around him dearly, and I left that location wishing he lived a little closer so I could stop by and give him a big hug”!
I always take pictures of the mommy by herself. I know how the daily routine, taking care of family, sometimes don’t allow us to stop and appreciate our beauty. Capturing these portraits are always appreciated. Cristina, you looked beautiful!
Cristina and kids, thanks for coming from far away! May these images be cherished forever!