We first photographed Megan and Paul back in December (click here) – so we were really happy when they hired us to photograph them for her maternity session!
Leah’s actually known Megan since elementary school and recently reconnected over facebook. Megan and Paul keep telling us that they have a great time during our photo shoots and that we’re a lot of fun to work with – so hopefully that comes across in the photos. If anything, I think you can really get a sense of how connected these two are to each other and how excited they are about being parents.
Leah and I realize how lucky we are that people hire us to photograph them. Because when you hire us, you’re not just hiring someone with a nice camera. You’re actually inviting us into your lives and often times introducing us to your family. This is the main reason why we work so hard to deliver meaningful photos. At the end of the day, we know our clients put a lot of trust in us and we take that seriously. It’s also why we have our 100% guarantee.
I think the fact that clients are inviting us back is a good sign that we’re doing something right.
I think we have discovered the secret ingredient for any great photo shoot. Cupcakes.
Who knew right? I mean – all this time I’ve been focused on lights, and lenses, and even talking to the subjects – but apparently all you need are good cupcakes!
Fortunately – Leah came up with the idea and brought along some cupcakes she had made earlier in the day. We met with Megan and Paul after work and it was definitely a nice treat and a good way to start off the shoot. Seriously – we all kind of relaxed even more once the cupcakes were handed out.
For this shoot we went to the same location where we photographed our friend Addy – but that was in the fall and the leaves have all fallen by now, so even though it was the same location – it was a completely different look. We also scheduled the shoot for 5pm so we only had about 40 minutes of usable sunlight – actually a little less since it was overcast and the sun wasn’t stretching as far as it would on a clear day. Still, that actually helped because it forced me to pull out the lights and get some of our fun flash photos – plus you know, I still get a kick out of people slowing down to stare at us when they drive by (it’s the little things for me alright?)
Leah has actually known Megan since elementary school and they reconnected through the magic of Facebook. They’re super awesome and I think you can tell this photo shoot was a lot of fun – remember, don’t forget the cupcakes.