I’ve been meaning to blog this family’s at home session from last summer for forever, but honestly I just could not narrow down the images deciding which to show on the blog. As always with this family, there were just so many that made my heart sing. So in my procrastination, I’m going to blog show way more than I normally do. It’s my blog I can do what I want. I’ve known this family since pretty wayyyyy back when their first was only a one year old and love our sessions every year.
From that first session, I have been a little bit in love with them. Not only are they beautiful on the outside, they are truly the kindest, most beautiful people on the inside as well. But for me, one little reason I adore them so, is that MY favorite images are always THEIR favorite images. AND they hang them on their walls! I get crazy joy from knowing my photographs of a family are seen by them every day. A daily reminder of how awesome they are, and how loved. They get me! And more importantly, I get them. Our sessions are always fun and goofy and filled with lots of hugs and games and running and chasing and…. a little bribery.
Mom and Dad know how to just kick back and let the crazy train roll, be in the moments, and trust that even though it seems chaotic, it always results in some magic.
I’ve always taken it as a serious badge of pride, that so much of my business consists of returning clients. It’s as high as 90% some years. The percentage of clients who are returning ones. Which to me, is the most clear sign that I must be doing something right. It’s validating in way that nothing else can be, that I’m doing something right. The fact that so many choose to come back to me time after time- that’s something that makes me feel very proud, and honored and humbled at the same time. I love that I get to be a part of their family story- I get to be part of the photographic history of “them” – my images will be something they look back at for years, and then generations. It’s pretty amazing really. That I get to give them a peek back into their every changing lives. In the moment- of course we love the images because they show who we are TODAY. But even moreso- they are keepsakes forever. Moments frozen in time, that show the joy, happiness, and LOVE. As a mother of almost teens, I get it so much more now than ever. I wish I could freeze time. But I can’t. So the photographs will have to do.
Minnetonka MN Family Photographer