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:The W Family: Mark’s One Year!

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


I think one of my all time favorite things about this job is that after just a little bit of time, clients turn into friends.

I’ve been taking pictures of sweet baby Mark since before he was born – and I’ve loved every minute of it!  It is simply amazing to watch a baby grow and change from a newborn to a one year old through the lens of a camera.

Mark’s one year session was an interesting one since he decided, for the first time ever, to skip his morning nap.  How do babies always know when it’s picture day?  Mark’s such a happy boy, so we still got some smiles, just not quite as many as we usually do.  I love the how his hair sticks up a little on the sides – such a “little kid” thing!

We also squeezed in some family portraits. The kids had a great time taking pictures with their special animals and playing around with balloons.   My fabulous assistant, Amanda, joined me for the session and was a genius at getting the kids to smile.  From talking in animal voices to using up all her air blowing up balloons, she pulled out all the stops and got the grins!

After a lunch break, we got some more casual shots on the W couch.  The kids grabbed a book and just hung out while I snapped some shots.  We even had a little time to get a few pictures of mom and dad stealing a moment when kids weren’t around.  Such a sweet couple – no wonder their family is so nice!

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Although I had fun and completely enjoyed my morning with the W family, my favorite part was this letter given to me by their eldest son:

He even remembered that I have cats!

Needless to say, it’s getting framed and hung in my office 🙂

I think I must have the best job in the whole world.  A giant thank you to all of my clients, and especially the W family, for making it the best job.


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