Every year I begin January with a bit of anxiety as I ponder what the year has in hold. Who will I meet? Who will I work with? How will this year play out for me? As a business owner I think that is rather normal. But I’m a bit of a perfectionist – an extremely sensitive one – and I worry and fret about everything. BUT, if this session, one of my very first of the year, is any indication of the type of people I will meet and work with this year, then 2018 is going to be my best year yet!
Andi had contacted me a couple months back to book her newborn session. Even through her email I could tell that she was just about as sweet as they come and I was excited to meet her. When she contacted me after Leo made his appearance she stated that they were coming all the way from Columbus, IN for their shoot. I was so thankful and honored that they were willing to travel to me to have their newborn photos done. Traveling with children at all can be super stressful, but traveling with a newborn, as first time parents, can be a whole new level of stress. So I walked into my studio the morning of their shoot expecting a pretty frazzled set of new parents. However, what I was presented with were two of the most laid back parents I’ve ever met. They were doting and affectionate and loving towards Leo, but you would never have known they were new parents. They were so relaxed and at ease and friendly and outgoing.
I learned about how they have done quite a bit of traveling over the past years as Ethan was serving in the military. I also learned that Andi was a college soccer player for a local college and played and was friends with a family friend of mine. The session went by so darn fast and I was honestly sad when it ended. They left my studio with a hug and a small plea from me to move back to Southern Indiana. I wanted not just the opportunity to work with them and their sweet boy more, but I wanted to be able to hang out with them and grab a coffee (or in my case a Diet Mt. Dew) with Andi.
To say that this session was great would be a gross understatement. It was the perfect shoot to begin a new year!