This last year, as I have plunged myself into photography, I've mostly photographed my friends, their kids and their families. I'm one lucky lady when it comes to the moms' group I found. It's full of kind, caring, beautiful women who are generous, fun and love having pictures taken of their pregnant bellies, their babies & all the milestones along the way. They were my only subjects as I started this process, and they have been so good to me. Slowly but surely I have been able to grow this passion into more than just a hobby. I have learned so much with them in front of my lens; I hope to always learn.
Only in the past few months have I had the opportunity to do photo shoots with perfect strangers. It's nerve-racking, nail-biting and oh-so-exciting! I'm sure, for them, meeting me in person for the first time as I'm about to photograph their family for an afternoon has to feel strange. My hope, and my goal, is that these new people I meet will leave feeling comfortable, beautiful and understood.
And just in case you were curious, yes, I meant to put an "o" in "Son," we did a lot of running around in this shoot ;).
You are the poem I never knew how to write and this life is the story I have always wanted to tell. - Tyler Khott Gregson