There's something so sweet and easy when photographing a family for the 2nd or 3rd time. The kids know me (or remember me within the first five minutes) and I get to see how much they've grown since our last session. This is particularly amazing after a newborn session and I witness how this little nugget of a baby has grown leaps and bounds! It's like a swift reminder of how incredibly fast that first year moves.
As soon as you get used to something, babies shift the ground beneath you again. Clothes are too small. Waking again at night. Crawling away during a diaper change. Throwing their food all over the floor. The list goes on. But wow, the gift of pictures is that we see how fast they are changing. No wonder it's constantly shifting! As exhausted parents, we hang on for the ride the best we can. The gifts we get in return? They are so, so sweet.
Gifts like drooly smiles and ugga-mugga nose rubs. Unexpected neck hugs and sisters that are constantly smooching on each other. I can speak from experience, that looking back on these kind of images with my own girls - it's a gut check! And after I've cried into my coffee (or wine) I often stare at them in awe. They can now pump their legs hard on the swing. They can reach the top shelf. They can do it themselves.
"I got this, Mommy."
It's altogether wonderful and heart breaking.
So, when I got to see these two sisters again, I had a similar gut check. They are in this sweet stage right now of just figuring it out. I loved watching them play, giggle and enjoy our night in Norfolk. I mean - who couldn't love these sweet faces?!
Gah, so much sweetness!
Friends, I have a couple open Spring dates and Summer is filling fast. If you are wanting to book a weekend session, please contact me and we'll get your date scheduled! I would love to see your family :) Open nights are:
Saturday, May 13th
Saturday, June 3rd