Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Turners are Having a Baby!

It brings me great joy to introduce my most recent photo session with my dear friends and repeat clients, the illustrious Turners!  You may recognize them from their first session way back in 2012, or from their beach session more recently in 2014.  Whenever I set out to photograph these two, I have learned to expect a lot of laughs, really picturesque settings, and amazing photos.  This session was no exception.  In fact, I'd go out on a limb and say this was the best one yet!

Of course, the big difference in this session was that Heather is radiantly pregnant with their first child.  I mean really, she's gorgeous already.  Add an adorable baby bump and the glow of maternity and we had a very winning combination.  Once the golden sunset light and a giddy husband were factored in, the winning-ness was just ridiculous.  Crazy, folks.

Now, as far as practical information goes, I'll tell you that this lovely location was Lake Sylvia State Park in Montesano, WA, and we started shooting just as the sun was going behind the trees (hence, that marvelous, powerful light you'll see in the first few shots).  The Turners supplied their own props- that super cool crushed velvet chair and those tiny hand-knit baby booties.  This was also a relatively quick session, due to the unseasonably chilly weather which, thankfully, doesn't really come through in the final photos.

I'll say one sappy thing before I let you scroll through these wonderful photos.  The Turners are an objectively good-looking couple.  They know how to dress, they are cute, and Heather has got some great hair.  But every time I work on a photo session for them, what I am really captivated by is the love in their eyes when they look at each other.  There is just no denying that the most beautiful thing in their photos is always the plain-as-day, crazy-about-each-other, soul-mate-ness that comes through in every shot.  If they were just my clients, I would probably think to myself as I worked on their photos, "Man, I wish I knew them better; they seem like really cool people."  But, as it is, I get the honor of actually being their friend, AND capturing these memories for them.  That's one reason I am SO very excited about this session- and the newest little Turner who will undoubtedly light up my lens, just like her parents.  :)

Thanks for looking, folks!  Stay tuned for more adorableness in the future, and have a great day (or night, depending on when you see this)!

~ Kathryn