I honestly wasn’t supposed to open my season until later this Spring. Colorado weather for one can be a bit all over the place. In fact, this session was moved up a couple of days because of snow. It was in the 70′s all week, and then we were forecasted a winter storm right when they were supposed to meet me for our session. Add to that, having a new baby and readjusting to life with six children, I figured I would ease myself in. It is much like getting in the pool bit by bit. You dip your toes and lower yourself apprehensively. There are so many changes for our family this year. Our sweet girl has decided she mostly wants me and ONLY me, so it presents it’s own challenges. Fortunately, my clients are amazing. They have all pretty much expressed being completely comfortable with our little Daisy tagging along with my husband. (He comes anyway as my assistant.) And let me also tell you. There isn’t a cuter ice breaker than a little baby. Kids flock. It works much better than the old pez dispenser in your hot shoe trick ( most photographers will totally get that reference haha.)
Every winter however, I find myself getting what I think of as the “itch.” I am ready, and anxious to get back to work. Work feels like a silly word when you love what you do SO much, but the first few shoots of the season especially are always defining for me. There is always a bit more growth, a new fresh vision. It is exciting and one of the biggest reasons I always give myself late December-January off. I need that to feel connected to my craft and to rekindle that passion.
This beautiful Mama reached out after following me on Instagram for some time. Aside from the fact that I was eager to photograph her beautiful self with her beautiful identical triplets, I just loved her for her big beautiful heart. Yep, I did that on purpose. And I doubt that beautiful is a strong enough adjective. I knew that this was going to be an amazing time. They were coming to me from Oklahoma, so it was important to really share my love not only for what I do, but my home state here. I took them to one of my most favorite areas, and we were able to capture some super sweet images.
I also give them a ton of credit because they came straight from hanging out in the car for hours (and I don’t just mean the girls. Shout out to Mom and Dad.) I promised a playground at the end of our session (it really was I swear haha), but it was a “natural” play ground and the girls were like umm.. this isn’t doing it. And then really, having a weird lady with her big weird camera that isn’t Mom’s. That has to be a bit strange too. And they still hit it out of the park. The time they gave me was amazing. And at the very end of the session in typical fashion, my husband saved us from being locked in the park because I get carried away and just want to keep photographing for hours and hours. They were a joy. And I will miss them. In fact I am trying to lure them all back in for a full family session in the mountains someday. I loved them. I really loved them.
And I’ll quit rambling now because the photos are begging to be shared. I can’t wait for all the Mama & Me sessions I have coming up soon! And there are still just a couple more at the VERY special rate. You can find that HERE. I decided to leave those available since Mother’s Day is coming up. I also have something else very very special happening soon for Mother’s day so keep an eye out!