You know, one of the cool things about being a portrait photographer is that you get to be a part of a family. I met the B family 5 years ago. I worked with L and she wanted some photos of her family. I was excited to play with the kiddos and get them in action. Then L got pregnant and asked if I would consider doing a birth documentation for her. I was ecstatic!! I know I say this a lot, but I mean it every time — WHAT AN HONOR!! A birth is such a special moment in a family’s life and I was so stoked to actually be present.
The photo above was the first time I photographed this lovely family! Then the family started to grow…
I had the pleasure of accompanying them on their journey as they welcomed a new member to the family as photographed above. Grandma and papa going to the operating room to meet their new family member, B.
Then I got to meet baby B the exact same time mom and dad did. Wow!! That was truly an amazing event (yes, I intentionally blurred out the faces of the surgeons and surgical tech – I’m keeping them anonymous)!!!! I love documenting births!!!
Just last month, they invited me back into their lives to take a family photo for the holidays! It’s so cool to see the family grow from when I first met them until now! I’m so lucky that families welcome me into their home and intimate moments in their lives! It truly is an awesome job to have!
And pictured above is who they are now!! Yes, what I didn’t mention was how ridiculously good looking this family is! It’s crazy, right????
To J and L, thank you SO much for all the opportunities to photograph the family!! I LOVE getting to work with you guys and I love being a part of all the big and little moments!! I am looking forward to many more!!!
As a side note, L is actually Liz Bagatelos, Make-Up Artist! She does truly beautiful make up for all occasions. She teaches classes as well!! Please visit her website at www.lizbagatelos.com for more information on her work and services! She provided make-up for my own wedding and it was absolutely perfect!!!