UPDATE: This post was made as Shinn Shots Photography and does not represent the style or goals of Blue Space Photography. Because I believe in knowing where you’ve come from, I’ve left this here as a reminder of the journey that led me to where I am today. I now only shoot storytelling sessions, so be sure to check out my current work in more recent posts! – Lauren
Taking portraits of friends is one of my most favorite things to do. I’ve spent almost all summer catching up with friends through my lens! My most recent portrait session was with some new friends to me, but some old friends of my husbands. Alec was a groomsmen in our wedding. We’ve been able to hang out with their family more often recently and I’ve loved getting to know them better! Gatherings are always so relaxed and include fun things like dancing in front of the Xbox Kinect and my child winding their child up in his jumpy seat and then letting him go so he spins at great speeds! I’ve been getting to know Melissa and we get along fabulously. She always speaks her mind, which is a quality I greatly value, and she never fails to make my laugh.
For our portrait session, I got the morning off from my own kiddo and was able spend a relaxed morning/afternoon with the C family. We even enjoyed lunch together and I got to watch my first episode of the TV series Raising Hope. (How great is my job? I get to sit back and watch TV with my clients!) The episode was related to photography…but mostly it was just hilarious!
The best part of the session was getting to spend some time with Gabriel, the absolutely adorable 7 month old who lights up a room with his smile. His whole face just beams when he smiles! It’s addictive to be around. He did wear out after about 2 hours of pictures, but he hung in there like a champ through several wardrobe changes and even gave us a few more smiles after he was “done.”
And let me tell you, Gabriel is one lucky kid. I don’t believe I’ve ever photographed young parents that were so much in love. Even just catching a glimpse through my lens, Alec and Melissa’s relationship is clearly a special one. They both have a wonderful sense of humor and are very passionate about each other. It is just a joy to photograph two people who are so relaxed and so in love. And this wasn’t an engagement session…it was a session for their 7 month old! It is like a breath of fresh air to see a married couple so very much in love.
Thanks C Family for a fun day and for being a wonderful example of a loving family. We can’t wait to get together again soon!