I've always known my job as a photographer was special. Throughout my (almost) five years doing portrait photography I've had the opportunity to be with seniors excited about graduating, families coming together, newly engaged couples excited about their future plans, wedding celebrations, and newborn babies. However, it didn't really hit hard how special my job really is until recently.
About three years ago Brandon and Melissa asked me to take their engagement photos. Though I had never shot an engagement session before I gladly accepted. It was later when they asked me to photograph their wedding that I had some reservations. I had never shot a wedding and wedding photography is certainly overwhelming. So much is happening on the day and there is no way to go back if things don't turn out the way you expected. But I saw this as an opportunity for me to gain some experience and I couldn't be more thankful to them for taking a risk on me to capture such a special day. And I think I still owe them a huge thank you.
A few months ago around Christmas, Brandon's mom sent me a message on Facebook asking me if she could gift them a whole year of baby photos for their soon to be newborn, who would be coming in March. It was around then that I realized just how special my job is. I've been able to capture such important moments in their lives and had the privilege of capturing their family as it has grown.
This past weekend I got to meet the Snyder's daughter, Cheyenne, and she was beautiful.
I couldn't think of a better way to debut my new website (yay!) than with this shoot. I hope you enjoy my little preview of Cheyenne's photos and stop back again.