Sunday, August 29, 2010

"I not done" (Mid Michigan Child Photographer}

Out of the mouths of babes they say. So what on earth am I talking about? Well, I am going to go out of order a bit from my "catching up on summer" blog posts BUT I have to share this story about this session with this cutie pie. Recently The "B" family came from Bay City, Michigan to have me photograph their little man. I must say....I am always so honored when people travel to have me photograph their children. We had lots of fun, which I can't wait to show you all the fun things we played with at our session. But at the end of the session I went to lift him off the hay bail and he says to me "I NOT DONE". It was the cutest thing ever. It always makes my heart so happy when children remember our sessions as a fun thing. I can't tell you how many times I have parents tell me that their child recalls our special sessions because a place or a thing will jog their memory. And when we meet again for returning sessions I am always greeted by them with hugs. And I love how they always bring up things from their previous sessions with me. How we did this or that. I love that I can form special bonds with these little ones, I am not there to get a quick session and be on my way. I am there to form a connection, play with them, capture them being children. I am honored to watch them grow up in front on my lens. I photograph your child with the same heart and soul I would photograph my very own. Anyway, after I got home from this session, I was looking for a quote for my "Their words my art Thursday" post and happened to stumble upon this quote instead. I saved it because I loved it. It is so true.

"When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track"
~Arthur Fellig

I truly do put my heart and soul into your session. From the first time we speak...to the click of the shutter, to the hours I spend hand editing each image, to placing your order, to the special packaging, and finally to the final delivery of your cherished memories. You are more than just a client to me. I look forward to all my returning clients to watch their families change and grow and to meeting all my new clients to begin friendships with them. I feel truly am blessed to do what I love!! And with that said....the busy fall rush is certainly upon us. Soon the kids will be back to school and you can already feel the change in the weather. Although I will say the hot weather of the past few days may not feel like it :) But it's also this time of year when everyone starts thinking family and children sessions even more so. Last year I had to turn away sessions because I was booked so full and it's looking like this year will be the same. My fall schedule is already filling up fast with senior work. If you are thinking of booking a Fall session, Do not wait on investing in your memories.

And here is just 1 from this little guy's session. There will be much more to come.

till next time...

7 comments:

Shannon said...

beatutiful words and images Haley! I just love the processing you have done on this image.

Jenny said...

Hayley. Amazing...You are truly more than our photographer. You are their friend and James' heart. I am truly blessed to call you my friend and I love our time together. Whether it's taking pics of my kiddos down to the time and energy you put into the pictures to the handoff. You put tears in my eyes everytime and lately, your encouragement and love has shown more and more. Thank you for your love. Thank you for your support and THANK YOU for taking lasting memories of my kids and for the rest of our children as they all love their Hayley.

Denise Snyder said...

Your clients are truly blessed Hayley! Looks like they know it too. :) I loooooove this image - and I cant wait to see more from his session!

Yvonne said...

Lovely! Your clients are so lucky to have you!

Jen said...

Oh my gosh- how precious! Love!!

Terry McKaig said...

So beautiful Hayley....I can't wait to see more!

Kim Burnham said...

oh how i love this image!!