When Melissa booked a family session with me last fall, one of the first things she said was "we haven't had professional family pictures in a very, very long time." Right then, I knew it was such an honor that she had decided to set aside the time and investment to do it with me after all the years of waiting.
The cool thing is, I know Melissa and Ryan pretty well because our daughters are great friends at school. I also know Melissa as a killer business owner with LulaRoe. I know that she puts in 110% towards her dreams and her family. She's honest, vulnerable, and so funny. And that's just what I wanted to capture in these images. A love so deep for her family and a passion that comes from her eyes for life.
Thankfully, as worried as she was that the session may be a total disaster with having a toddler, it was actually a total hit. I'm so glad she took the risk and time to say yes to professional family pictures. And say yes to me being behind the lens to do it.