FLEETING MOMENTS | PRECIOUS MEMORIES
I had such a wonderful time during this lifestyle mommy & me photo session at the Lafayette Reservoir last Saturday. Natalie and her mom Marta have been my clients for four years and in the process of our six sessions together we became good friends. Every time we get together it is fun and the images turn out so great as a result.
About the Session
This session was not originally planned as mommy & me session. Unfortunately, Natalie's dad had to be absent and instead of rescheduling we opted to do the session anyways. I am so glad we went with it. Each portrait of Natalie and Marta that I took is just so tender and loving. There is such a sweet bond between them that I had no other purpose then to capture this emotion. No guidance was necessary. Each image just revealed itself.
Little Natalie is the most adorable child that I have ever photographed. Looking at her, you would never know that she is battling a serious invisible illness every day. She takes more then 20 pills each day and does lung treatments with a vibrating vest twice a day. She is a true warrior in every sense of the word. About four years ago, a week or so after our newborn session, Natalie's parents discovered that Natalie has Cystic Fibrosis. Ever since then they are on a quest to find the cure. They created such a community around it in which we all who know them on a personal level show support. In about two weeks my husband and I are participating in the Team Natalie Adventure Challenge triathalon and I urge those who can to sign up. It will be a fun event and it will spread the word about finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
About the Location
Lafayette reservoir is such a beautiful location but I have not photographed that many sessions over there. It's such an obvious spot which I frequent often for hikes and walks but somehow I don't suggest it necessarily to my clients. It is not on my top five list but maybe it should be. There are beautiful pockets throughout and it's so easy to get to.