Being with clients over many years creates such a special connection for me. It’s one of my favorite things as a photographer, to have a “legacy” with beautiful families like this one. I’ve known Valerie and Brian since they got engaged, and have been so lucky to be invited into many of their family milestones ever since. They booked a Grow with Me plan as they prepared to welcome their second daughter, and I seriously looked forward to each and every session we did together. My Grow with Me plans include three custom photoshoots, meant to document the biggest moments in that first year with your baby. As a parent myself, it is always my goal to make sure the shoots are stress-free and fun for everyone, from the tiniest family member all the way to the parents. Mom Valerie shared, “Something I loved about these shoots was how laid back they were. I loved the candid shots, and how the girls had sweet smiles because they weren’t too posed”.
Valerie and Brian have been married for almost nine years, and are also parents to their adorable five year old, Raegan. They have just wrapped up Madison’s first year, and it’s kept them plenty busy since she’s a baby on the go! “Raegan is my sit back and watch girl, and Madison wants to be put down and run! She definitely keeps us busy, as she never sits still.” As a family, they enjoy being in the outdoors, and doing things like swimming and walking. Getting ice cream together is another favorite activity, which is perfect for summer! A typical day in their family involves work, school, and daycare, but they make plenty of time to enjoy one another’s company. If you are considering the Grow with Me plan, I'd love to talk to you. You may be wondering whether it's worth the investment, and I hope you can see the benefits: you won't have to remember to find a photographer every few months because you've already found one (me!), you will make sure to document those big moments, and the style will be cohesive for the walls of your home or your photo albums. Best of all, using the same photographer over time will get your little ones comfortable with photos and make it much simpler for you.
For these shoots, I wanted the focus to be the love and bond they share as a family. As you can see, big sis has loads of personality, and the baby isn’t far behind! Thank you, Hill Family, for inviting me into these incredible moments.