When I met Sara in a local running group, we spent our 10km running together discussing many things, photography being a frequent topic. Her passion for photography shone through our breathless attempts at conversation (although we got much better at conversing and running as we progressed through our clinic!) I was so intrigued by her scope of photography, that I immediately went home and looked her up. I decided then and there, that as soon as I was expecting, she would be my go-to photographer.
My maternity session was in December - and likely the coldest December day to be outside, but Sara embraced the cold and the opportunity to shoot some unique Winter maternity images. The careful thought and consideration for location, lighting, positioning and more, produced beautiful photos that often remind me of the excitement for the journey I was about to take on as a new mom. Our newborn session saw another creative photo request that Sara excitedly took on - firefighting gear. Her patience, determination and impressive baby handling skills landed some of the most amazing newborn pictures that I still receive compliments on. The newborn photos in the fire helmet and boots were so fun to do the first time, that re-creating them for our daughter's first birthday seemed like a no brainer. It is Sara's willingness to take a step outside of the box and do things a little differently that has us coming back for me.
We later did an extended family photo session with Sara that saw yet another challenge - rain and three little ones on the verge of melting down. Relying on her own skills as a mother, Sara was able to deter the impending melt-downs with toys, songs and goofiness that would put a smile on anyone's face! And when our dog decided that it was her time to shine in the middle of our fall session, Sara laughed along with us and captured some funny images that still make me shake my head and say "that dog!" as I walk by them in our living room.
A Winter maternity session in frigged temperatures, fitting a baby in firefighting boots, a Spring family session in the rain with children melting down, a dog frolicking madly through the leaves in the fall - we have thrown many an obstacle at Sara and she has embraced each and every one of them as a fun challenge, an opportunity to not just let the subject's shine, but her genuine talent too!