What a treat! The last session of the year for me was with not-so-little Kanuri who just had her tenth birthday last month. I have been photographing her since she was one. Actually, the first time I ever photographed her was when her mother was pregnant with her. At that time, I used to photograph events and even weddings (I know, the horror). When I met Jillian, I was photographing a charity event where they had a red carpet with a step and repeat.
Being that I was trying to get more into maternity photography, I noticed that Jillian was pregnant and wanted her to know what type of photography I was in to. After photographing her and her partner, I handed her my business card, chatted briefly and they were gone. No, I didn’t photograph her maternity session but a little more than a year after I photographed her on that red carpet, she contacted me. She told me she had put my card on her refrigerator and was waiting for the right time to call me. I guess Kanuri’s first birthday was the right time.
Now, fast forward to 2021. Kanuri has turned ten and of course that needs to be celebrated. She is not officially a tween! This session was actually a do-over. The first time we tried to do it, it was unsuccessful. Jillian had planned Kanuri’s outfits and suggested the location, which was Piedmont park. That’s where she had her maternity session. To be frank, that didn’t go over well at all. Kanuri wasn’t feeling the outfits. The things she used to like, she no longer likes. Sound familiar?
Of course, we rescheduled. This time Kanuri picked out her own outfit, I suggested another location and she brought along her sister-cousin. Aside from the getting side-tracked with their play and all of the different things to look at at Vines Botanical Gardens, the session went smoothly. She had a few moments but fortunately they were infrequent and brief. The funny thing was that there were several other photographers there. It was an absolutely lovely day, so I couldn’t blame them. At times, we had to wait to photograph in a specific location because it was being used by another photographer and their group.
All in all, it was a good session. As we were leaving, there were at least three more photographers entering to join the fray. Glad we were done. It’s a nice park but it is only so big. Anyway, now is a great time to start thinking about your next portrait session. Since the weather here in Georgia is so flaky, you may be able to have a portrait session outside. But if not, portrait sessions indoors are also a wonderful thing. To get the process started, just click here to schedule a consultation. If you’re thinking it’s too early to start planning for a session, believe me, it’s not. Oh, before I forget, here are a few images from the session.
“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” ~Madeleine L’Engle