Sometimes it's difficult to pinpoint the exact moment when my clients stop being clients and turn into friends. It is a given- when I take such intimate portraits of people during incredibly emotion-filled times in their lives, their stories seep into my heart and I always fall in love. Sometimes its over the course of baby's first year.... sometimes its during a planning session for a wedding....sometimes it happens in the their home while I'm helping them choose which images to put on their walls. Once it was in the middle of a newborn session when mom and grandmom and I swapped stories of our late grandfathers and cried and laughed while the baby slept and waited patiently for us to finish our sob-fest and get back to the task. But it always happens. Its inevitable.
With Brian and Heather, it was immediate. It's like we had been friends for years- we laughed and walked and talked and told stories and then occasionally found time to squeeze in a few shots. Here are some of my favs. Enjoy.