Every photo session is special to me, but I'm closing out the year with one that was particularly special, because I consider Jayden, less than two weeks younger than Liam, to be Liam's oldest friend. I met his mom Jane Marie, when our babies were just six or seven weeks old at a babybites Brooklyn new mom's lunch, the first new mom's event I ever went to. We fast became friends, bonding over the trials and joys of new motherhood. Since then, it's been almost three years of e-mails and regular playdates and actually, this family was one of the first I photographed when I first started my business.
Jane Marie has been one of my biggest workshop supporters too. In fact, she was the one who reviewed my original proposal and said "hey, you should do this as a webinar" (it was originally just going to be e-mails!) and I said "sure, why not!" and never looked back.
Jane Marie's vision for the session was to capture some beautiful, real life shots of Jayden, and of Jayden interacting naturally with them, and I love that I was able to capture his naturally joyful spirit and that wonderful smile... as well as some more serious moments.
Jane Marie also wanted some photos of Jayden laughing and looking at the camera - I LOVE laughing photos!
Jane Marie and Luis were so great, keeping Jayden giggling and distracted and creating so many wonderful moments for me to capture. Their reaction when they saw their photos was one I never tire of hearing - "we want them all!"
Jane Marie, Luis and Jayden - thank you so much for another fantastic photo session, and I can't wait to get you your order!
You can see the full slideshow here (and seriously, I can't watch it all the way through without getting teary).
If you're a friend of the family, please leave a comment below wishing them well. You'll also help them win a complimentary 8x10 print if they get 25 comments, a mounted 11x14 print if they get 50 comments and a beautiful 10x10 canvas gallery wrap if they get 75 comments, all by December 11th, 2011!
And if you're interested in a photo session yourself for next year, sign up for a complimentary be inspired mini sample kit and you'll also be the first to know when the 2012 High Line session dates open up.
nyc baby, child and family photographer & architect alethea cheng fitzpatrick is based in brooklyn. she specializes in baby photography as interior design & interior design for babies. view her portfolio of babies, children or families or send her an e-mail here!