Over the holidays when I was back in the frigid cold Gina contacted me to swing by their place to do some family portraits and pics of Maria … their adorable 2 yr old.
Now this is more then just a photo shoot. Gina is an extra special client to me. Gina was my FIRST ever client when I started my business. She and Chris were married on Mackinac in 2007. She is the perfect example of why I do what I do.. why I love what I do… and why I try to connect with my couples. I WANT to see what happens … after “happily ever after”… and with Gina and Chris I’ve been able to.
First I photographed their wedding… then I photographed Maria when she was a baby… and now I am watching Gina and Chris running after this dancing, jumping, running little girl!! I love that I’ve been able to watch this evolution through my lens. By the end of our morning together Maria was not so happy I was leaving… she wanted me to stay, eat cookies and help her with her puzzle. I did… how can one say no to homemade cookies at 10 in the morning and a Minnie Mouse/Daisy Duck puzzle!
(plus… check it out… I think we may have a new assistant being formed… just look at the seriousness when Maria holds her own camera)
Thank you so much Gina and Chris for once again inviting me into your life. I love that I get to see you every other year. This may sound cheesy (but hell … its me… I tend to be cheesy)… I love seeing how you two have grown together so beautifully from newlyweds to a growing family (and still as funny ..and fun as ever).
And here’s a little flashback from 2007 & 2009…