Thursday, July 29, 2010

Becoming the Client (Chester County Maternity Photographer)

Here I sit in the hospital being induced in wild anticipation of meeting our third child. A couple weeks ago I made a list of things that I wanted to accomplish before my son arrived and the list was very lengthy. I figured there would be things that would not be accomplished because he would come early like my other two children. Ha!

On Tuesday, my doctor was wonderful enough to suggest an induction for today. I almost cried tears of relief and joy. I quickly went home to see what was left on the list I had created since only one day remained before I would be here hooked up to all sorts of equipment, watching the minutes tick by and feeling the pain slowly increase. One of the few things that remained was having my husband take pictures of my huge belly with our other two kids. I know it seems silly that a photographer would not have taken care of something like that already, but I have never been sure that I wanted to have such a larger version of me in pictures.

I decided that it was important to at least take the shots and decide later if I wanted to use them. I set the camera up yesterday morning and handed it over to my husband. The kids were VERY excited to get to be IN pictures with mommy and were cooperative, but it is hard to give photography direction as to what to do, on the front side of the camera. He did a great job though and I am thrilled that we took some time to get these priceless images.

I can honestly say, I wish I would have done it with the other two kids as well. These precious times can never be replaced and just because I don't feel my skinniest or my prettiest, doesn't mean my friends, family and in the future, my kids, won't be thrilled to have the treasure of these images.





Friday, July 16, 2010

Baby Hopkins Preview (Chester County Newborn Photographer)

In May I had the pleasure of photographing the Hopkins family for the first time. It was a combined maternity/one-year session. Now that a couple months have passed baby "A" has arrived and what a beauty she is.
Wonderfully, she was a sleeping beauty for her newborn session! For well over an hour we positioned her, put on a variety of hats and moved locations, but she continued to stay sound asleep. I loved every minute of it, especially since it is likely only days until I am holding my own newborn. What fun!

Hopkins family...enjoy the preview of your little angel!












Thursday, July 8, 2010

Clark Family Preview (Chester County Children's Photographer)

Back in December I was a part of a holiday "Mom's Night Out" vendor fair for the Coatesville Moms Club. I have done sessions for many of the moms it was nice to see so many familiar faces. At the event I donated a mini-session as a raffle prize and the Clark Family ended up being the lucky winners.
With the terrible winter we had, they wisely opted to save their session for a warmer, more scenic time of year. A couple weeks ago we met at a local park to get pictures of their beautiful family. The boys played and fortunately weren't too affected by the heat so that we could get some fun shots.
They have been SO patient waiting for this preview as I get ready to have baby #3. Thank you Clark Family!

Enjoy your preview and be looking for your CD to arrive very soon!