It’s fun being friends with your family photographer. I say that a lot, and I preach the merits of finding a photographer whose work you not only LOVE, but who is also a good fit for you and your family personality-wise. But it’s always really special when things happen the other way around; when you’re friends first and then you cross into the photographer-client relationship.
I’ve known this sweet family for almost 6 years now, since I started dating my now-husband. Somewhere along the course of bi-weekly lunch dates and having baby boys within 6 weeks of one another, Summer and I have become best friends. I did Raylan’s photos for his first year, and now it’s really special to be doing the same for sweet Ava. Because her kids know me and see me often (although not often enough!), it goes such a long way to making them more comfortable and at east when I take my camera out.
This was originally Ava’s 6 month milestone session, but it’s family photos season also so we decided to sneak some of those in there as well. I’m always a fan of family photos during milestone sessions anyway, just to keep track of how you’re changing and interacting as a family as the baby grows. This was their first photos as a family of 4! How special is that!
6 month milestone sessions are some of my favorites. The 3-month session can be kind of iffy sometimes, because baby still can’t “do” much as far as sitting, scooting, etc, so it makes posing and positioning a little difficult at times. But at 6 months, babies are usually starting to really let their personalities shine and I just love it! Check out sweet Ava’s little grin – she’s always so happy!
I would love to work with you on your own family session! Added bonus – we get to be BFFs! Send me a message and let’s do this!
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Jo Truncali is the premiere Beaumont lifestyle & documentary-style family photographer. Serving all of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, including but not limited to Beaumont, Houston, Lake Charles and surrounding areas. Available for travel worldwide.