Photographing children each year is definitely a blessing. I am always excited to watch them growing into the people they will become. Hearing about the milestones and important happenings in their lives and seeing their personalities develop is the best part of what I do. Second, would be editing in my PJ’s all day, but I digress. Honestly, I can’t tell you enough how much I love my job.
Watching these three grow has been one of the best experiences I’ve had, partly because they were the first siblings I ever photographed, partly because they are such wonderful, smart, kind, and all around great kids, and partly because their wonderful mama is the head of my cheering section. She is always there to encourage me and lend a hand when I am tired and down, or completely unorganized, which I’m sure she knows is often!
This year’s shoot was a bit different than previous years. I saw a whole new confidence and and joy in these three. And it was a huge year for Julia, because she had her braces removed and I actually got to see her beautiful smile! Last year, despite her mother’s pleadings, she wouldn’t smile had her life depended on it. But it was certainly worth the wait.
So thanks you guys for yet another year. I can’t wait to see where where you will be in 2011 and I hope I will be there with my camera capturing every moment.