Something that surprised me a lot when I first entered this business was how well everyone in the photography industry gets along, even people who are local to each other. I’m not sure what I expected, really. But it’s a big community…and quite frankly it’s one with the potential for a lot of toe-stepping and not so nice competition. I’m so grateful to have had (mostly) positive experiences with other photographers. Some of my dearest friends are photographers! And one of the first photographers in Ottawa that I had the pleasure of meeting in person was Genevieve. Sweet Genevieve. With her smile (and heart) bigger than anyone’s I know and her laughter contagious, she is someone I am grateful to call a friend. She’s also the incredibly talented wedding and engagement photographer behind Fifteen-FiftyOne Photography.
Last time I had the pleasure of photographing Gen’s family at the graffiti wall (get a load of how tiny Hudson was here). They were only a family of three back then, but I knew it wouldn’t be long until they were a family of four (she may have spilled the beans to me that day that they were expecting #2!). So this was my first time photographing them as a complete family and it was a wonderful experience. In fact, this was another session where we actually spent very little time moving around from spot to spot and more time focused on documenting fun and allowing the family to create moments. I think that’s what I loved most about it.
Gen, Steve, Hudson and Avery – thank you so much for asking me again to capture your family! I had such a fun time and I sincerely hope we have the chance to do this again next year!
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