This family and I go way back….. Well, way back in my short ‘adult’ years
Christina and I became friends, I don’t even remember how, a few years back on the photography circuit, I think….. We did a couple of trade sessions for each others’ families, and went to a couple of Junk Barn Girls shows together too. It’s kind of weird how a mostly internet relationship can turn in to real-life friendship as well Oh the days of modern technology!
Anyways, back to this session… between our last trip to Junk Barn Girls and her baby girl being born, their family up and moved from Spokane, WA to Portland, OR. Now, I kinda sorta promised I wanted to take pictures for them when their little girl got here, as newborns are my love, and was still determined to make it work, even though I had a different route to take to visit them So one Saturday morning, very.early.morning, I loaded up and took off. Beautiful drive through Oregon, super fun mostly lifestyle session with their new family of four, and another gorgeous trip back through Oregon home.
Let me just say again, definitely worth it!
Now don’t get me wrong, my first love of photography is photographing newborns, but once in awhile I’ll step out of my ‘zone’ and photograph something different. I don’t often get request for senior photography, because there are a few ‘big wigs’ in the area that specialize in senior photography, and let’s face it, THEY ROCK! However, not everyone is going to book with them, and when they don’t, they have to look around for another photographer. Here is where having your friends and family members as good ‘word of mouth’ promoters comes in handy. This senior’s Mom works with my Mom, therefore good reference! We had fun strolling around Downtown Kennewick and snapping away. And Mom was afraid I wouldn’t get any good, true smiles out of him….
PS. Note for 2015 Seniors, start searching for a photographer in the Spring and get on their calendars!
Awhile back on my Facebook page, I ran a referral contest and the winner would receive a Fresh 48 session. A few Mom’s worked really hard to get the most friends to join them in liking my page, but one Mom pulled ahead and won the Fresh 48 for her sixth baby, Mr. Sailor! Sailor was oh-so adorable, head full of dark hair (love!), surrounded by so many that love him, including his not-so-sure littlest Big Sister