It's always a mix of emotions when a fellow photographer contacts you to photograph their family. I am flattered, then panicked, then excited and then panicking again! Sessions with other photographers can go many different ways. I have to prove myself as a fellow professional, that yes, indeed their children (and hubby) are going to cooperate with me, I am indeed a magician in that realm and that they are going to love their photos. All while trying to be the most creative I possibly can be, showing my super powers as a photographer and artist, making everyone comfortable and happy and enjoy themselves (which if you are a kid of a photographer, the last thing you probably want to be doing is having your photos taken....again). It's a roller coaster! Being on the other end is also exhausting as a photographer having your family photos, wedding photos, any photos done! Did I pick the right thing to wear, are my kids going to listen and behave, do I look ok (really I should know how to stand, I pose people all day long, why can't I do it backwards?)...it goes on and on. But in the end we both end up so happy and wondering what we were ever worried about in the first place!
So when Lisa from Hezlep Photography emailed me last Summer about getting on my books I was both thrilled and terrified! Yes, it took us a while to get together for a session but the Hezleps were busy adding two special little ladies to their roster and once it was official we booked that session and made it happen!! We got delayed a few days because of rain, but I'm so happy we waited for a dryer day and things to cool off! The light, the location, THIS FAMILY! OMG. Perfection. So much love, so much fun and so much goodness...It was such a treat to meet everyone and make these memories for your family!!!
Disclaimer: The other hard part about photographing another photographer is narrowing down photos for posts and their gallery...sorry in advance Lisa, I don't know how you will pick because I couldn't either!! :) more to come.
Thanks for inviting me into your lives for the day.
xoxo - Natalie