Many of my clients have met my very best friend, Sabrina. Sabrina and I shared a studio in her home. Sabrina and I met 2 1/2 years ago in a mommy photography group on-line. We saw we lived in the same town and she hired me to do her sons 6 month photos. We instantly just clicked (no pun intended). Have you ever had a soul mate besides your spouse? Someone you just feel like you've known forever? I mean it's like we're sisters, except better because we never fight lol Our families spent holidays together, vacationed together and spent several days a week together.
This Fall everything was going to change. Sabrina's husband was getting out of the Navy and a new career was going to take them to Texas. I was devastated to say the least. Of course I know you have to do what's best for your family but I was so heart broken to loose such a big part of my life. She's assured me that she is a great long-distant friend but I know it's just not the same. Our kids are each others best friends as well so I knew this would be hard for all of us.
It's been just over a month now since the big move and I'm finally able to blog her session and not get emotional over it. I have good days and bad. Life's not the same anymore but I know overtime it will hurt a little less. Sabrina has been a really great long-distance friend, like she said she would be. We talk daily, sometimes more then once a day. We've also have both acquired, what I like to call, therapy pets. I have a kitten, named Sabrina lol and She recently got a dog named Buddy :)
This first photo from their session is our four kids. Sabrina's two and then mine :)
This year I decided to do Fall Mini Sessions. They were a hit. I had a fantastic assistant, Ginger, to help me make the little ones smile. So many personalities and faces were captured. From families to mommies-to-be to furbabies I welcomed everyone and we had some fun.
It was so great to meet up with this family again. I was their for the birth of their daughter and also did her newborn photos. I can't believe that was 8 months ago. This family is GREAT! They are so so nice and I really enjoy working with them.
I've known Angela for 20+ years. Our lives have crossed paths several times along the way. It has been so wonderful to photograph her family. Last year I did her daughters senior photos and this year I did their family photos. I hope to have the privileged of photographing her first grand baby in just a few months.
I met up with the brown family for Caleb's 18 month photos. They opted for an outdoor session this time so we met at Seattle's beautiful Golden Gardens Park. The day was perfect. A few clouds, a little sun and not to chilly. I spent an hour and a half just chasing Caleb around capturing bits of his personality. This family is just so sweet and you can see how their son means the world to them.
I met this adorable fella at the nail salon I go to. He was 4 months old when we met and his parents manage the salon. After several months of busy schedules we finally got his portraits taken care of.
This is my friend and her family. They are so much fun and so adorable! Ginger makes a lot of my beautiful knit props I use in my newborn sessions. She recently also made me a little bad that I can not wait to get! She is so very crafty! You can see her work on facebook at A Piece Of The Plan.
I met this handsome young man at the Evergreen Arboretum. One of my favorite locations to shoot. He was so adorable and such a little charmer.
Tony, my best friends husband, deployed for 208 days. During that time my friendship with Sabrina became even stronger. She is truly a friend sole-mate to me. My husband and I made sure her and her family were taken care of, the best we could. We had many meals, play-dates, laughs and long conversations together. It is such a great feeling to walk in to someone else's home and feel as if it is your own.
The day of Tony's homecoming made Sabrina a ball of nerves. Speeding and running red lights were had until I took over driving. Her kids were so excited to see their daddy and tried very hard to be patient while we waited at the airport for him.
When Sabrina spotted her husband she took off like a jet. This left me with my camera, a 2 year old, a diaper bag and a sea bag as she sped across the airport. I did some one handed maneouvering with my camera and captured photos the best I could. I know we will look back and laugh as we look through the photos and see a piece of luggage clearly in focus and Tony and Sabrina's first embrace a blur in the background. Oh well, what can ya do.
Welcome Home Lieutenant Cademarti! Thank you for sacrificing and serving for our country!