This goes without saying, but the best part about my job is the people I get to meet and work with. Adeline and Ken are no exception. It was the end of October when I first connected with Adeline, and so the chances of an outdoor maternity session were growing slim as it got colder and wetter here in Vancouver. So I suggested an indoor session and half-expected her to politely decline but to my surprise she was totally on board. What?!
Usually most people are understandably a little hesitant on having a session at home for a million different reasons. We think our homes are too dark, too cluttered or messy. We think we need to have Pinterest-worthy furniture and decor. We think we need to go out and buy new outfits for the kids because that’s what we see on Instagram. And yes, those photos where we all look our Sunday best are wonderful – I love taking them and being in them. But photos at home, wearing what we’d normally be wearing at 1030 in the morning are just as wonderful, maybe even more. At-home lifestyle, documentary, photojournalistic, whatever we want to call it – these kinds of photos aren’t necessarily for right now and we might think that we don’t want them. They’re for ten, twenty years from now for us to look back on and see how things really were. How we really looked in our actual daily environments. It’s these photos that will help us remember what was going on and what we were feeling at that time in our lives. And in the end, isn’t that what we want?
Adeline and Ken, it was a gift to be able to capture you at home as you are at this time in your lives. Thank you. I don’t think you guys could look any more beautiful. And I cannot wait to hear all about baby’s arrival. xx