This NCMA fall family session was one of my favorites of the year. The love between this sweet family was palpable which always makes my job easier. Brian and Heather adores each other as much as they adore their adorable daughter. If you don’t believe me, look at the photos and watch the video!
Miss Elizabeth started out quite hesitant of me! As it turns out, many babies and toddlers who were born during or shortly before the pandemic haven’t had much exposure to people outside of their home – and for good reason!
One of the things I’ve learned in photographing them is that it sometimes takes them a little longer to warm up, because strangers are even more terrifying than normal.
So that’s exactly what we did during this NCMA fall family session! Elizabeth started off apprehensive, but within 15 to 20 minutes, she was absolutely hamming it up for the camera.
She gave me some of the best smiles and expressions after she eased into our session, and we had so much fun together!
The Gann family was also one of several families I photographed last year who moved to the Raleigh area either right before the pandemic started or during it. I seriously feel for anyone in this position!
It’s hard enough to move to a new city as an adult, learn your new neighborhood and meet new friends. It’s a whole new ballgame when you can’t even meet other humans.
You should see how positive the Ganns are, though. They know it’s been challenging but also didn’t complain one bit. They continue to be grateful for everything they’ve been given – especially each other!
Brian and Heather, thank you so much for trusting me to photograph your family! It was truly a pleasure meeting you!