Aubrey is a fellow wedding photographer who I met several years ago (was it at a workshop?), and while I can't exactly remember where we met I have been ever so grateful for her friendship over the years. She has been a constant souce of wisdom and someone who I look too for encouragement and knowledge as I navigate what it looks like to run a business while growing a family. The experience can at times feel like a roller coaster but friends like Aubrey help to keep me grounded and push me to continue to grow.
It's been a joy getting to know her adorable son and sweet husband. Each year Max grows just a little bit bigger, gets a little bit older and it is a delight to photograph their family; my hope being that their images will become like family treasures, stopping time and capturing life just as it is right now.
What made this session even more exciting is that Aubrey is due with their second child later this fall!! Maxwell can't wait to be a big brother and it was just the sweetest thing to watch him kiss his Mama's tummy or cling tightly to Dad while I photographed Aubrey.
These are the moments of life for me, the moments you just want to capture in a bottle to be saved and enjoyed again and again. To me photography is like that proverbial bottle, perserving time, momemnt by moment and it is an honor to be asked by Aubrey and her family to do just that.
We chose beautiful Gardens at Elm Bank as the location for their session and even though it was early October the gardens were in full bloom. Maxwell happily picked dandilions while photographed his Mom and it was a morning filled with sweet moments just like that. Aubrey, thank you for continuing to trust me with these important moments in your family's life, it has been an honor to photograph your family and a joy to call you friend.