my husband and i had loaded our at-the-time three little ones up and had taken them to the botanical gardens for a family day of fun. as we made our way through the rose gardens, i noticed a couple working hard to get some pictures of their beautiful daughter. i had my camera with me so i whispered to josh, will i look like some sort of creepy person if i offer to take a few pictures of that little girl? he promised i wouldn’t.

i introduced myself, assured them that i was a legit photographer (as opposed to a legit stalker) and asked if they’d like me to shoot and send a few photos of their tiny tot. pointing to the three preschoolers weaving between my legs, i confessed that i know how difficult it can be to get good pictures of your own children. they accepted.

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i left my five-minute friends, never expecting to cross paths again. then one day i got an email from the same family asking if i would please come to their home to shoot photos with their newest addition. i was thrilled to reconnect and to have the opportunity to work with their precious daughters, leighton and kennedy.

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now fast forward two years, and i met up this week with those little beauties again for a session in the exact place we met all that time ago.

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it’s unbelievable how much kennedy looks like leighton back when i first met her…

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as you probably well know, i love the beauty of a classic portrait-type shot but i ADORE the life and emotion of a more photojournalistic style of shooting. when i look at these photos, i feel like i just happened upon a princess tea party in some far away land. perfect.

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jason and lesley, i really appreciate your not taking off running and screaming that first day we met. :-) but more than that, thank you for asking me to take part in such sweet times with your daughters in the years since then. you’ve been richly blessed.

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One Response to leighton and kennedy {birmingham children’s photographer}

  1. How sweet. This proves that it’s good to take risks sometimes. What cute little girls!

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