Note: Today is the last Friday of the month and that means you are getting a little story… When you read it through, do click on to the next photographer of our Life Stories circle. In fact, click through the whole round. Enjoy!
Story: I love having expressive clients…
One day this email landed in my mailbox: “We would like to book a preggo session. I’d like to leave most of the planning to you since you are the professional and I have zero imagination, but if you don’t mind, I’d have a request: can we cut the “creating life is incredible”-aspect out? Pregnancy, for me, has always been the height of ridiculousness. Most women view their body as a temple when they’re pregnant, but mine is more like a McDonalds… I’m uncomfortable, and just the other day my toddler told me “Mommy has a big butt!”. Soooo…”
And so – to avoid the “creating life is incredible” we came up with a belly painting theme, except this time the artist wasn’t gonna be my trusty stylist but my client’s toddler.
Also we shot the first part in nature and the second part under a highway bridge (yummy light!).
When we were parking on the other location, I noticed a rather sizeable difference between the way I parked and between the way my client parked. Turns out the hubby has a military background and a strong habit of “agent parking” (park your car so that you can always escape – or something like that … heh). I had some difficulties relating to that concept as rocking newborns and hugging children is the my main job description
It was to my utmost happiness when I received following messages few days after the clients have seen their images:
“We have been sitting on the sofa the whole evening going: “Could you have ever imagined we’d look so awesome?”
and still later
“I just have to tell you once more how happy we are about the pics you took. Most of the times, pictures bring back the time and place in a silent form. But in the ones you took … I can hear my son giggle, and feel the way he curls up when he is having so much fun he can’t stay still anymore. I can hear my boys in the photos, and that’s not an easy thing to accomplish ♥“
And that is why you absolutely should have your maternity portraits taken even if you consider pregnancy being just a twist on the allien movies. Because despite your feelings, you are as radiant as any other woman who bears new life. And I don’t care how cliche this sounds. I see it in every woman! I will see it in you! And before you know it, I will make you feel like Heidi Klum. ♥♥♥
Ah and the highlight of my day – the shoes
Leave a comment if you find them strange but somehow still appealing. And do you also wonder how it feels walking in them? You KNOW which pair I mean.