In a word, 2018 was a year of change. We moved from RI, away from most of our family and friends, and put down new roots in Charlotte. I also decided that this would be the perfect time to quit my job in Corporate America and pursue my dream of becoming a full-time photographer, because, why not have all the change happen at once?? Our girls started new schools. They made new friends. I made new mom friends (who have been such a blessing in helping us get acclimated and involved in our new community). I made new photographer friends (which has been so fun and helped me grow immensely as a photographer!). And...I made new clients! It was a slow roll at first...slower than I thought it would be...but eventually they came. One by one. Trusting me with their special moments. I am so honored that they chose me and thankful that they helped make my 2018 the success that it was. To my 2018 clients, THANK YOU! I hope to see you again in 2019! (And bring your friends!)
I waited a long time for these little munchkins to arrive! First, they are my sweet little nephews and made me a proud Auntie x 2! Secondly, I've been excited to show potential clients what a Belly & Baby bundle would look like. I took maternity pictures of my gorgeous sister and her equally beautiful wife at 31 weeks, just a couple of days before Christmas. Who looks that good when they're carrying twins?? I was bigger than that carrying only one...just sayin'.
About a week after B & G were born I did a combo stylized/lifestyle photoshoot. It's best to shoot newborns within their first 14 days when they spend most of their time sleeping and are their most pliable. My sister-in-law had bought these cute owl hats before the twins were born, so of course I had put the owls in their nest for a few shots. Then I got a bunch of lifestyle shots, which I love to do in black and white to add a bit of nostalgia. I hope they'll look back on these special snuggles and intimate moments when they are sleep deprived, covered in poo and wondering what they've gotten themselves into.
Congratulations Michelle & Jen!