I’m so grateful to be doing this – really living my dream. There are so many parts of being an Indianapolis Photographer that I absolutely adore. When I first started out and was trying to figure out what it was that I loved about taking pictures so much, it was easy for me to see, right off the bat, that it was the relationships with my clients. This took me a minute to get comfortable with because up until my early 20’s I had been an overly independent person… sometimes to a fault. It took working for a company to open my eyes and really see who I was as a person, and to become who I wanted to be.
So when clients invite me back to spend time with them again after having their first session with me, my heart truly grows in size. I feel completely full and cannot hide it. This family session was one of my favorites from last season. I had a few that made my all-time-favorites-list, but there was something about the way the wind was blowing on this night, the colors on the trees, the fact that little Milah had just gotten her one-year-shots and needed to start her session out snuggling her parents before deciding to let me get to know her. It stole my heart. So when Jessica reached out about schedule a spring session on my most recent trip to Michigan, I was beaming.
Since they live a bit far out from where I stay when I’m in Michigan, and they made the trip to me previously, I headed their way last Friday. Turns out, we had the park to ourselves, beautiful weather, … and an independent 18-month-old. 😉 At the end of our session I’m pretty sure these guys thought it had been a total wash. Milah spent most of her time racing away from us and yelling in protest when anyone reached for her. I’ll share my secret with you, though. It’s not about the actual moment when everyone gets set up and comfortable in front of the camera that matter.
It’s the in between that matters.
So when I show up and I click away through the entire session and you wonder what the HECK I’m doing… now you know. I’m looking for the moments of quick comfort after she scrapes her knees on a fall, or the beaming face while swinging in between mom and dad, the pride in being up high on dad’s shoulders, and the honest gave while holding tightly onto her newest companion. her bird. This is what makes these sessions – this is what life at 18 months looks like and I believe that is what your session should show.
So Jessica and Jon and Milah, it was a pleasure seeing you all again. And while you may have left feeling tired and frustrated, know that I wouldn’t have wanted it to go any other way and I look forward to many years of these adventures to come. <3
casey and her camera is an Indianapolis Photographer specializing in couple, lifestyle, senior, wedding and family photography for Indianapolis, Indiana and the surrounding areas.
May 12, 2016