These past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of events! We had a four night Crusade at our church two weeks ago with Brady Weldon. It was a great four days where we saw many people come to know Christ for the first time as well as rededications and many healings of brokenness. Wade has been in and out of town speaking at two different Disciple Nows this month. I had a GREAT baby shower a week and a half ago. And I’ve also been busy with senior and family sessions, which has been wonderful! I have two sessions left before the baby arrives, and I am praying the bad weather will stay away because I’m sick of rescheduling! Rain just doesn’t do well in on-location photography. Yet, I wouldn’t change the way I shoot because I love the look I get in my outdoor, natural light settings!
Over Easter, I was able to meet six-month-old Juan for the first time. Alicia and I have been friends for a few years now after we spent a WHOLE-LOTTA time together in 2006 on a mission trip to Miami, FL. We were both single, but dating at the time. Now we’re both married, she has almost a 7-month-old baby, and I have a bun in the oven! Crazy how quickly time passes because it definitely doesn’t seem like that mission trip was 4 years ago. Maaaaaaybe 2, but definitely not 4!
I remember as Alicia and I spoke prior to the session, she mentioned what happy baby Juan was. “Juan is always so happy and loves to jump [and] look at himself in the mirror…” He was so smiley during our entire session. He enjoyed playing with mommy and daddy and enjoyed having his pictures taken – how fun for me as a photgorapher! When we held the ordering appointment where Alicia had the opportunity to see every image in print, Juan admired himself in every image. He just looked around in “awe” of the beautiful baby in the pictures! Did he recognize himself? I say, sure! He was probably thinking, “Man, I am one handsome stud!”
Thanks, Alicia for allowing my images to become a part of your family’s memories. I hope I captured exactly what you wanted: Juan…full of life and happiness at this stage in his life.