Thursday, November 4, 2010

New faces in new places

New clients are scary. Call me a chicken, but even when I've "met" a new client over e-mail or the phone and am sure we will get along great, it's always intimidating to meet them in real life! Anne and I e-mailed for weeks before her family session, but I was still a teensy bit nervous when I pulled up at a brand new location to meet her and Ricky and their kids.

As you can see here, my fears were totally justified.

See? Terrifying.

As it turned out, I had nothing to fear, as usual. I just love love love working with families like this. We really just had fun the whole time, and I left that afternoon feeling like I had made new friends. It sounds so cheesy, but it's really true.

Besides a fantastic new family, I also got to work at a fantastic new location: The Millstone at Adam's Pond. The staff was so welcoming and I highly recommend it if you're looking for a gorgeous venue for a wedding or event.

I kept telling Morgan she was a natural in front of the camera because, well, she was. I was a total geek when I was seven.

I think three-year-olds are some of the most fun kids to photograph- full of energy and personality and easy to bribe with Fun-Dip. Trenle did not disappoint. Side note: what a cool name!

Looking through the images from this session makes me want to say "fab" a lot. And we all know that's not really in my vocabulary.

This is my favorite kind of family portrait- so natural. It's the kind I always envision as a big canvas on a family room wall.

Can we all just take a timeout and be jealous of Anne's eyes?

Anne owns Hampton Hill Athletic Club in Columbia, SC. If you are looking for a gym be sure to check them out- I hear nothing but wonderful things!

We finished off the session by letting Morgan and Trenle play in a sand pile while I grabbed a few of Anne and Ricky. I felt like I was working with a newly engaged couple- they were SO happy and cute together and couldn't stop laughing.

Moral of the story: happy families are not something to be scared of!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE them all! So glad that you were able to work with my friend Anne (I love her)!