What an amazing year this has been! I've met so many new people and also photographed some who remain friends to me and not just clients. It's an incredible honor when someone asks you year after year to photograph their family. Each stage of life is important to document. The teen who is finding their way, the young couple in a magical new love, the joining of two souls in marriage, the beginnings of bringing a child into the world, the birth and new family dynamic, the couple who isn't ready for children but loves their furbabies, the single moms holding life together, and the families who are so imperfectly perfect. Each of you have taught me something about love, patience, strength, gratitude and hope, though you may not even know it. You've added kindling to the fire in my soul that I have for this job and for people in general. There's so many preconceived thoughts that come about when you schedule a shoot, believe me, I understand. I'm sure you're nervous, worried that your kid will misbehave, that you won't look "perfect", but oh my loves, if you see a shred of the beauty I see in you; that is what matters most to me.
Here are a few of my favorites from this year! I've linked the text to each full session in case you'd like to read & see more.
THE HAYES FAMILY
To everyone who booked a session / wedding with me this year : THANK YOU. I'm sending you another gigantic Kristin hug because you deserve it. Thank you for trusting me, encouraging me and letting me into your lives to document the love & beauty I see. This year has been a total game changer for me; learning to shoot the way I want to and producing more genuine images. Having your trust in me to do that means the absolute WORLD to me. Seriously, there aren't enough ways to express my gratitude. I love you all so much!