Have I mentioned lately that I am seriously the luckiest Southeast Texas lifestyle photographer in the world? I seriously have the best clients. The same is true for the Palculict family!
Once upon a time, many moons ago, Sally won a contest for a free lifestyle/documentary session over on my Facebook page. Once we got to talking, I was so inspired by her story. The Palculict family consists of Sally, Ella and Hudson (and sweet puppy Parker) – Sally is the single mom to 2 year old boy/girl twins, which basically entitles her to superhero status! I wanted her session to be so perfect for her. She has been through so much over the past couple of years and I was so happy that I was able to do this for her!
However, you know what they say about the best laid plans. It took us literally forever to schedule this session, and when the day arrived, the both of us were running a little bit late. And then my favorite lens failed mid-session. Both of her kiddos were getting over some sinus and allergy problems, sweet Ella started complaining about her tooth hurting shortly after we started. But this is still one of my favorite sessions to date. You may have recognized their family from the landing page on my website!
Your session doesn’t have to go perfect. In fact, odds are it won’t. You’ll have wardrobe malfunctions, your kids will melt down. If we’re on location, it might be muddy or the mosquitoes could swarm. Anything could happen, and usually will! Your session doesn’t have to be flawless, because your family and your story is already perfectly imperfect. Celebrate it. Celebrate yourself and all of the imperfections that make your story yours.
Ella was born healthy, but poor Hudson has had some health issues that he’s had to overcome since his birth. He wears special braces on his feet for his club foot, and he’s already had a series of surgeries on his hand (and will have a few more before it’s over). But he’s strong and fun and he sure doesn’t let anything slow him down!
As soon as I got to Sally’s house, she showed me a frame she had already purchased and started describing these shots to me. No pressure! Haha. They turned out gorgeous and I can’t wait to see how they look in the frame she showed me! The babies couldn’t sit still too long but they sure had fun with the rare chance to jump on the bed!
I would love to chat with you about creating your completely custom photography experience! Contact me and let’s talk!
Jo Truncali is the premier Southeast Texas Lifestyle Photographer specializing in lifestyle family imagery. Serving all of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, including but not limited to Beaumont, Houston, Lake Charles and surrounding areas. Available for travel worldwide.