now that i am a mom, i often think back to a time when my friends first had their children. i was a bit immature and single then, and not the greatest of friends now that i think about it. i realize i was never really there for them... didn't really hang out at their homes and play with their kids, or spoil them with gifts. nor can i remember a time i called just to see how life was going. nope, i was pretty much living wild and free, oblivious to what their lives must have been like. i am reminded of this every now and then when my friends who don't have children (and the ones who do) shower their love, time, and care on me and my family. they take time from their busy lives to know what is going on in mine. and i am so grateful for them. this is the friend i wish i had been. thankfully, those ladies are still my friends today. and i do my best to make time, check in, lend a shoulder, or just say hey.
i photographed this sweet family twice before but this session sealed my love for them. they are so easy to be around. you would think with a newborn baby and two kids, it would be a bit crazy. not one bit. everyone was so at ease. before our session, i told sue that this would be a lifestyle session. i would just come and document and capture their family as they were. no fuss, no stress. we wouldn't force anything or try to create the perfect scenario - everyone would just be themselves. it was exactly what happened. and it was awesome.
something i distinctly remember was how sweet sue and her husband dave were with each other. even after three children, they were so sweet and kind to each other in the way they spoke. i was so struck by this because you know, after a few years of marriage, not everyone has that sweet tone in their voice with their spouses. right? but seriously, i left the session more in love with this bunch than before.
i also wanted to mention that this session was a gift from sue's friends and her sister. what a perfectly thoughtful gift for an expectant mama! congrats to this family beautiful family!
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