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Please Time, Stop! | Thoughtful Thursday

As a children and family photographer, I have always loved capturing babies. They don’t lie. During that first year of life, you can easily capture their many faces and facets, because the camera makes no difference to them. (Trust me, by two years old, kids are well aware of the camera and usually do anything possible to avoid looking into it!)

My point is, with a little bit of patience, it’s a lot easier to capture their raw emotions and personality. Now that I am expecting my own baby, I have thought even more about this. My poor child will grow up thinking his mother’s face is a camera. (I don’t know the gender yet, but I’m convinced it’s a boy, so that’s what I’ll go with for this post). Every moment of his life will be captured.

Most moms probably have several camera cards and an entire iPhone full of pictures of their kids– those day-to-day moments. And we wouldn’t trade those for the world. But what about art for the walls? Something to hang in their room, to mark “this is that silly face they made at 6 months old” or “remember when she used to stick out her tongue for awhile when she turned 1?”

So here’s a plug for something I’ve offered for awhile, and I have lots of mom clients who take advantage of it. It’s the mini series… a series of 4 mini photo shoots. Each time you book one, you receive an on-location session of your choice, or an in-home session with access to my props and custom backdrops. Each session yields 25-30 edited full-resolution images in a gallery… so you can use them in your memory books or print off your own art for the home. I also give you an 8×10 mounted print of your favorite image from the session. The only catch is that you have to use all 4 shoots within 2 years, but this is easy if you follow the newborn – 3 month – 6 month – 1 year pattern.

I’ll feature the sweet and adorable Lorelei… the 3rd out of 4 girls in her family… and her mom has always done an amazing job of diligently scheduling her girls’ photo shoots every few months as they grow through that first year.

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