As I sat here going through sessions trying to figure out who to blog about next, I started thinking about how my business has changed in the last year. The biggest turning point has got to be the newborn package. When I first decided to offer it, I was a bit skeptical. Would anyone really want to commit to me for a whole year?
Then I happened upon my latest session with this family. They were the very first family to purchase the full package. I waited for this little guy to be born and I saw him every three months through the last year. I got to know him, his mommy and his daddy. That's the hardest part about my package babies turning one. I don't get to see them anymore. I get a little attached. I love hearing the updates to everyone's lives. I love seeing mommies get more and more confident. I love seeing dads go from the awkward this newborn is so little hold to throwing kids into the air.
This little boy will always have a place in my heart. The very first little one that I photographed from birth to 1. I had the priviledge to document memories of him in a crazy hot lion costume, standing outside of a local play cafe as the wet snow came down, the name sake pacifier, and having to watch him watch his parents enjoy some Jeni's ice cream (so mean!). Most importantly, I got to witness the cool gaze that lights up when he gives a crazy big smile.