Meeting new clients is both thrilling and nerve wracking. I’ve only been taking on new clients for a little over a year now and so far they’ve been great (knock on wood). They seem a lot like myself, which I suppose makes sense. People hire me because they like my style and it’s similar to their own or where they would like their style to be so naturally our personalities tend to mesh pretty well. I lucked out again with these new clients. Sweet new family of 3.
We met up in early morning, about 8:30 to beat the heat. Unfortunately in Florida it’s hot at all hours of the day but a little less so early on. I really enjoy shooting in those early hours and I get to do it more in the summer since my preferred “golden hour” is so late and past little ones’ bed times. It’s awesome to get my creative energy going nice and early so that I can hone in on it all day. Bright and early was perfect for 6 month old, Michael. He is such a sweet little boy and full of smiles, he even let me hold him so that I could get a few shots of mom and dad by themselves.
New families are the best, there is so much joy there. Actually let me correct myself, semi-new families are the best. New new families are great too, don’t get me wrong but they are also exhausted and kind of freaked out about the newness of it all. Six months new is perfect. They are finally getting the hang of things, the baby is probably sleeping through the night and they can relax a bit and just enjoy. That’s exactly where this family is right now, in a sweetly perfect stage of life. I hope that when they look back at these pictures years from now that feeling comes flooding back to them.