sometimes I get new photography clients from referrals. sometimes I get them from an internet search.
but sometimes I offer my work to help a school or charity and auction a photoshoot free of charge.
I can imagine that for the family putting a bid is a bit like gambling. they may not have heard of me and have no idea whether or not they will have the winning bid. In this case, I was definitely the winner. I got to photograph this adorable couple and their two boys.
This time I had two firsts, parents willing to make their kids late to school in the name of photography (yay!) and the location. The location was suggested by the mom, and was perfect. We are in Texas, so even in September it is still warm but the canopy of trees and early morning hour worked for us so well that no one withered :) They are such a busy family that this was the only time they could get their pictures done and the boys were only marginally late to school... shh
These boy were the sweetest. Holding hands as they made their way through the location. You could tell they have a very special bond and kept looking out for each other. The only challenge was to photograph them individually!
They played and explored and reminded me of my girls :)
Behind me, the parents just glowed in their statuesque gorgeousness.
you thought I was kidding, right? nope. both tall. both gorgeous.
all in all, I think the photo shoot was beautiful, touching, and the fact that it raised money for a good cause was icing on the cake!
I hope they feel like their gamble paid off :)