… getting to know people.
And as time goes on I’m realizing that I prefer to go by Suzy ‘story teller extraordinaire’ instead of Suzy ‘the photographer.’
Last month my good friend Shannon Dodd and I went out to Omaha to spend 2 days with this family since baby #2 had just arrived. Shannon is an amazing newborn photographer so she worked with these four to make some incredibly awesome portraits, while I just lingered in the shadows and photographed her time with them and documented the overall experience of us being there to tell our story. And despite a 10 hour day of shooting, this family still even put on their biggest and most genuine smiles so that I could take my own portraits of them the morning before we left. I had so much fun and honestly all of the circumstances were kind of unusually perfect.. Alec slept like a rock the whole 2 days, June was at that age where you can start telling her what to do and she enthusiastically cooperates, the family was super down to earth, kind and really let us in to their lives.. And by that I mean they just went about their normal routine as if we had been friends forever (trust me, I know that’s not always easy to do). I especially connected with their little girl June, and I like to think that my connection with her, Shannon and the whole family in general really shows through in the images (I even got in some of the pictures too if you can find me ).
Anyway, a big THANK YOU to June, Alec, and their mom & dad for inviting Shannon and I over to capture such an incredible time for them, and making it the best damn 2 days I’ve had in a while xoxo
(note: if you are a potential client and want to get a little more of what you see here, don’t hesitate to let me know so I can send you details. Shannon and I will gladly spend a couple of days getting to know you too )