When I featured a Valentine's Day Mini Giveaway this year for the first time, I was really excited to see so many past clients participate in the hopes of winning the shoot. I couldn't have been happier when the Bagwell family won the giveaway in our drawing! We were due for a family session with their little one, Liam and I loved heading out to Hanover Stables in Castle Hayne, NC for our family photo shoot!
Those CHEEKS! ^
Isabel frequents the stables where she rides her horse in her downtime. It was such a treat to wander around the Hanover Stables property with this little boy and watch his eyes dart from one animal to the next, such a little adventurer already!
Can we just hit pause for a second and talk about how GORGEOUS Isabel is? I mean, come on! If modeling was not a thing of your personal history, Isabel, you have missed your calling!
Wispy baby locks
Horse in the field
After a photo shoot, I always visit the family at their home to reveal their images to them in person. I love the feedback and it is the most rewarding thing to be able to watch your clients see just how beautiful they are in their everyday moments, to see themselves as the world does. It is one of my favorite parts of the job, for sure!
During this reveal session, Isabel asked me what my favorite age to photograph was and it stopped me for a second...
The truth is, I'm just not sure that I have a favorite age, but I know where my passion lies. I live for that connection you get when a client lets you into their world to document those life-altering moments... to photograph the progression of their life is SUCH an absolute honor! Take Isabel & Josh for example... they were a part of my friend and past bride, Ali's, wedding party a few years back.
This led to Isabel asking me to photograph her maternity session.
Which led to photographing Liam in his first days of life.
Which led to photographing his first birthday.
And now we're here, a few months out from his second birthday already and it's just incredible to have watched this couple become a family trio!!! To be the person they chose to document this amazingly beautiful transition, what a privilege.
THAT is my favorite part.
Bagwell Family, you rocked this family session and I hope you love your images as much as I loved taking them for you! I cannot wait to get your album into your hands! Until next time...
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