It seems like photographers just don’t take enough photos of their OWN lives & children. I hear it all the time, so I know that I am not the only one. Even if you are not a photographer, it happens! Its just a little odd when you have this awesome camera and are hired to take photos of your clients babies and then here you sit with no professional photos of your own children. I kick myself for not taking enough of Levi but with the whole ‘new mom’ anxiety and what not, it just didn’t happen as much as it should have. I promised myself with Clare, I would work on this and take their photos more or hire it done.
I can’t say it enough. HIRE A PROFESSIONAL! Just making the appointment with Angela to have her take these photos was a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. We connected back in November and I told her I just wanted some CLEAN and crisp indoor photos of my babies. I am an outdoor natural light photographer, and love snapping photos of kiddos in the spring/summer/fall months but when it comes to winter, I just do not have the set up [nor the desire] to do indoor studio photos. It is a totally different realm of photography, and I respect those who have that talent! It is also so nice to sit back and be a ‘mom’ and not a photographer and enjoy that experience from the other side! I just love it.
Angela from Jackwy Photography is so so talented and captured them so perfectly and these fun ages we are in! Six to nine months is my favoriteeee age. Them finding their toes just makes me want to keel over and die from all the cuteness! I’m so thankful she captured that with Clare. Her grabbing her piggies and talking. I heard a saying once, you will never regret the photos you did take. So so true isn’t it?! So please do yourself a favor and schedule a session with Angela from Jackwy if you are in west Michigan, and especially if you have a babe in the oven cooking right now. She offers awesome packages for newborn, 3, 6, 9, and then 1 year! You will NEVER regret it, I promise. Make sure you schedule your newborn photos months in advance as well. She is booked out quite a bit, just contact her through her site. I definitely know where I’m going for newborn photos for baby #3’s … which is NOT coming yet, but maybe someday. We’re taking one baby at a time.
Clare is getting so chubby and Levi did surprising well. I was scared, but he was a champ. I bet I’m the only one who uses a fart app to make their toddler laugh for photos. Hey, it works.
Thank you so much Angela! I will cherish these photos forever and can NOT wait to frame them around my home! xoxo, Leah
p.s. a big HAPPY 31st BIRTHDAY to my hubby Matthew! Cupcakes are in the oven and we can’t wait to celebrate you tonight!