The Swaim Family
There is no greater compliment as a photographer than a client booking another session, and I know I have said that before… but, it is absolutely true. My friend Mel once made the statement that “people have family dentists and doctors, why not have a family photographer you always go to!” I love that thought, but unlike other “family” professionals she listed, what I do is not a necessity for health and well being. So, for me, it makes it an even greater compliment to have clients come back. :-) The Swaim family are a prime example of this type of client for me… it started in 2007 with their engagement session, then to 2008 with their wedding and then last year for Joe Joe’s baby portraits. Joe Sr contacted me around Christmas to get his wife a gift certificate for a portrait session with me since they have a sweet addition to their family… Scarlett Elle! She is now the same age that Joe was for his baby portraits, so it was perfect timing to commemorate their new family member. I have been looking forward to photographing this sweet one since my last session with the Swaims (Jennie was pregnant then). Yes, they are only 15 months apart, which means that life is insane for them all, but they have more than enough love and joy to go around. Happy viewing, friends!
one of my favorite things about photographing babies this age… they almost always reach for the lens when I put on the wide angle (they can CLEARLY see themselves in it). :-)
how sweet is she?!
we quickly became friends, Scarlett and me. ;-)
i adore this one! Jennie did such an amazing job with this princess’ nursery. love the stripes and the monogram… oh, and i love the lil baby blues peeking over the crib.
on to Joe Joe…
i was amazed at how long this 2 year old sat and played inside… I think his parents were, too.
does this one really need a description? haha!
Joe Joe is a bit serious at times. I love it!
Give her a month or two, and she will be running, playing ball with the boys!
Jennie has THE best laugh. Good thing she laughs a lot. Scarlett just got a nice kiss from the pup.
i LOVE this one!!! a lot. especially the dog in the background. (Joe Joe is there, too- above the ball)
sometimes a family portrait with babies these ages just means everyone in the same frame NOT crying. ;-)
Joe knows how to make his son laugh… leap over him!!
my favorite family portrait (i would probably crop it to be square when printed, fyi). love this family! Thanks so much, guys!