When asked do I take my work personally, my answer is YES!!! I'm a wife and mother too, so working with families over the years becomes very personal to me, to see their lives change and evolve as they add little ones to the family, to see them grow and to be able to document that is an honor I don't take lightly. One such family is this one, the Waldo's. They were a referral client about 2 years ago when Janna was pregnant with little Annette. To see them welcome her into their lives, to see big brother Abe interact with his little sis, to see her grow into a funny little kid is beyond a delight to me.
This was Annette's 1 year session with a few family photos sprinkled in. She was busy, up and walking and I think we were all sweating by the end. During a haphazard shoot like that, I'm sure parents leave feeling, "Did she get ANYTHING usable?" Here's the message I got from Janna once she received her photos:
"They were SO great! Some of my favorites were the most candid ones! Some actually had me laughing out loud! Thank you, thank you, thank you! What you do is just so incredible. To me, pictures are such a big deal... And to have the beautiful library of photos you have given us... Well, it really is priceless.
We really love the style of your photography, and are so thankful we know you! "
Yes, even though this is my business and I want to please my clients with a job that exceeds their expectations, it warms my heart to bursting to receive a message like that. Thank you! And here's...Annette!
I know you're working on turning 18 months already, but happy (belated) birthday, sweet one! xoxoKoren