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