I absolutely cherish the relationships I have with my clients. It is by far my favorite part of the job.
I had the opportunity to photograph Jenny & Clayton’s engagement session on Cannon Beach back in 2008. I then photographed their wedding in 2009. It is so fun to look at these images and see how much has changed. When Jenny & Clayton were expecting for the first time, we had an opportunity to capture a maternity session and then newborn photos of their first son. It led to additional sessions of them as a family as well. Then, when they welcomed their first daughter. We captured a maternity session and a newborn session. Jenny and Clayton moved to CA shortly after their daughter was born, but we made sure to stay in contact. In fact, for their daughter’s 6 month session, I had the opportunity to fly down to California for the day to capture more pictures of the family. We met at a local park and captured some additional photos at their house too. Then, Jenny and Clayton moved back to Portland! I couldn’t believe it. It has been really nice having them back here. So, when their daughter turned 1, we re-connected again for another photo session.
It is such an honor to have the opportunity to document various milestones in couples’ lives. For many of our clients, the wedding day is just the first chance to work together and it often leads to more and more photo sessions together. I love being able to see everyone’s families grow and to be the one who gets to record each family’s history. Nothing warms my heart more than going to client’s home and seeing all the photos hanging on the walls and displayed in various albums.
One of my clients affectionately refers to a little section in her home as “The Wall of Paul.” It showcases wedding photos, newborn photos, and family photos from over the years. I love it! The last time I was over at Jenny and Clayton’s home I saw all sorts of framed photos throughout the house and their gorgeous leather wedding album on their coffee table in the living room. Truly such an honor.
Here are some highlights from our most recent photo session together to celebrate their daughter turning 1.