Last week, I got an email from a previous client of mine asking if I did birth photography. I photographed Brittany’s wedding, and since then her entire extended family, and I happen to know from following her blog that she has struggled to get pregnant and has recently started the adoption process. I was ECSTATIC to hear that she was expecting and yes, she contacted me before she announced the news to her family and friends. Only a couple of short hours later, she emailed me back asking me to pray for her. She had started bleeding and the doctor was putting her on bed rest and all she could do for now was wait.
In the office that day, amidst the normal rush of trying to get “caught up” and delivering photos and designing albums… I was insanely moved as I thought about the privilege I have of getting to know my clients in such a close and personal way. This is a treasure that I do not take lightly and I decided to write a few words about it…
I’m often the first to know you’re pregnant… sometimes I know he’s going to ask “the question” before you would have ever expected it; I share intimate moments with you before you walk down the aisle and those first special moments after you’ve been pronounced husband and wife.
I’m more honored than you could ever imagine to walk through these moments with you. I mentally renew my vows every time you say yours and I sometimes tear up watching you pledge your forevers to each other or when I hear your closest friends tell hilarious stories from your past.
I cheer you on as you buy your first house, start a family, and move up that career ladder. For some of you, I’ve photographed your babies from 6 lbs. to pre-teen. And I have probably laughed and cried with you on more than one occasion.
I am truly happy to know you and I wish you all the happiness in the world.
Thanks for the privilege of being your photographer.
Here’s to a blessed 2015!