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A belated Happy Birthday and a whole lotta gratitude

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

In preparing for the birth of our third baby boy, the birthday of my little business slipped right by me unnoticed. I am regretfully bad with birthdays, and this was no exception! It's not so much that I want to wish a Happy Birthday to myself, that would be kinda lame, no? I want to send a whole lotta gratitude out there to all of you who have encouraged and supported me since I decided to take my love for photography and build a little business out of it. First to my Hubby for being uber-supportive, for being the techie nerd that he is (said with love) and his help on getting my site and blog ready, for always making time for me to commit to my camera (and Photoshop). My family and my friends for encouraging me when I thought I just wasn't good enough. All of you old friends who became my clients, and new clients who became my friends, for choosing and trusting me to capture your families for you. What a complete honor! All of the people who "liked" my Facebook page and take a second to "like" a photo every now and again. It is all appreciated!  I also have to give some big shout-outs to some fellow photographers/friends who are super-talented, much more established than myself, who never hesitated to give me guidance, advice, and encouragement and were just all around gracious about it. Kelly from Photography by Kelly Klatt, Sarah from My Four Hens Photography, Shannon from Shannon Payne Photography and Hana of Hana Portrait Design ; I've seen some meowing and scratching in our little photography world, but certainly not from any of you. Much love to you all!

Okay, before this gets any more Oscar-speechy, I'm gonna stop.

Oh! One more thing... Happy (belated) Birthday to Jenny Schule Photography. There, I said it. Yes... I am lame!

And because a blog post isn't a blog post without a photo, here's a recent one of one of my loveable little devils! He recently got a haircut and a new fresh/big boy attitude to suit it!

Sweet Bella | 6 months | Chelmsford, MA baby photographer

In the year since I started my business, I began to realize that my favorite age to photograph is 6-8 months. Miss Bella did nothing to disprove that. It's during these kinds of sessions when my work truly does not feel like work. I just love this baby age, and love capturing it! Having begun photographing Bella while still in her Mama's tummy, I just can't believe she's already at this age!

As a side-note, Please imagine a very pregnant woman, laying on the floor/ground half in the house and half out the front door to get these first few photos. I hope Bella's parents didn't get too many strange inquiries from neighbors!