Adley and her beautiful smiles

To be asked to photograph a family is always a very personal thing for me. I am being invited into their lives for a brief moment, to capture their emotions as they interact together. When a family continues to ask me to follow along as their family grows it became more and more personal.

I met Eric and Chelsee during a crazy cold, foggy morning maternity session in the fall of 2017. They booked me for a newborn session for their beautiful baby girl who was born a few months later. She was a perfect little girl with the sweetest smile. Over the last year and a half Eric and Chelsee have asked me to photograph their family several times which means I have shared in their story and the many smiles of Adley. It has been an incredible journey to see. Each smile she has had have melted my heart.

After we finished this session, while driving home, tears filled my eyes as the reality of what the past year and a half has meant to me because this beautiful family trusted me to capture these moments. Photography is more than just an image to share on social media or to hang on the wall-it is capturing a memory, a moment in time to be able to reflect on where you have been and be thankful for where you are going. Life is so beautiful and every journey is incredible. Eric and Chelsee I won’t ever be able to fully put into words what being able to share in this journey with your family has meant to me. From her very first smile Adley stole my heart and a piece of it will always belong to her.

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