The greatest career in the world is that of a photographer. One of the main reasons for that is the opportunity it gives you to meet new people and experience new things. People put their trust in photographers, we are allowed into peoples lives in such an intimate private way. Over the last few years I have had the opportunity to do just that with Devin & Nicollette.
I was lucky enough to photograph their wedding, a 3 day extravaganza with lawn games, camp fires, a ceremony in the woods, a reception in a barn, and capped off with a fantastic breakfast the following morning. Having stayed in a cabin with the groom and all his groomsmen for the weekend really showed me just how much I was trusted and let into the lives of these newlyweds.
Not too long after the wedding Devin reached out and asked me about getting some Maternity photos done. "I know what that means!" I said as I congratulated him on this big big news! Devin and Nicollette would be adding a member to their family 9 months from then!
Shortly thereafter we met at Brooksby Farm in Peabody, Ma to stroll around and get some pregnancy photos...
This is when things get interesting ... I assumed that the next time I would see Dev and Nic after that maternity shoot would be after the birth when they came in to the studio for newborn photos.. But I was wrong, because Devin reached out again and asked me if I would be interested in shooting something a little out of the norm.. "of course Im interested" I said before I even knew what he was talking about (..because thats just how I roll) He then told me that they wanted me to be in the hospital with them on the day of their child's birth. They wanted me to document the birth of their daughter...This is a huge moment for me not only in my career but my life also. What an honor it is to even have been asked to share such a huge moment in a family's life. I said yes without hesitation. Before I knew it I was at the hospital at 10 a.m ready to go!
Sadie Jo was born 14 hours later...
It was only right that we followed up with Sadie Jo's newborn photo shoot..
During this shoot Nicollette had a pretty cool idea for a photo with Sadie and her cousins.. so we tried it out.
A beautiful family has grown right in front of my eyes.
To cap this blog off... Here are some photos from Sadie's 3 month shoot. She's all grown up now!
I like to think that I'm the luckiest person in the world.. I've met and become friends with so many great people who have allowed me into their life during the most precious times of their lives.