When your best friend gets in touch with you about wanting family portraits for the year, you think one of two things: 1) The pressure is on to deliver because, well….SHE’S YOUR BEST FRIEND and 2) There’s really no pressure at all because, well, SHE’S YOUR BEST FRIEND. Tracy is my second sister…my biggest believer and fan and, coincidentally, her wedding to Kevin the first I shot on my own (yes, THAT is how big of a believer she is in me). I don’t know where the time has flown, but somehow between now and that first time she and Kevin stepped in front of my camera for an engagement session, I’ve been photographing every Gorjup milestone in between. Getting to watch a marriage develop into a family is such a blessing of the work we do as photographers. It’s even more special when the person you’re capturing it for has attended every slumber party you’ve ever hosted from the age of six (and still sends you links to those mutual, long-forgotten junior high fixations….Sweet Valley High…cough…cough).
Tracy, I love you to the moon and back — you and Kevin and that little half-pint Mallory of yours :) Mwwahhhhhh!
Her daddy can really get her going with the giggle fest ;) There is something about this image that every time I see it, I fall back in love with it. Tracy lets me take her anywhere I want for photographs. Which is awesome and kind of like the grown-up version of being the teacher when you’d play “school” as kids. (Okay guys, now you go sit over here…… haha) What a cute trio! Does this ever get old? ‘Cause I know I never tire of photographing it! It still boggles my mind that Tracy has a 14-month old whose hair she can FRENCH BRAID. Yep, that’s right. She’s not even 2 yet and already Mallory could be a baby shampoo model.When Tracy and I used to talk about getting married and having kids and what those kids would look like (’cause…DUH..you TOTALLY have these kind of conversations in between games of M.A.S.H.!) she always told me she wanted a little dark-haired, blue-eyed baby girl. T, I’m so glad you got your wish. It’s beautiful to see you two together like this. Mama’s quite the bargain shopper …. this adorable trench? $12 at the Baby Gap. TOTAL SCORE :) And finally…rest assured, no babies were harmed in the making of this image. Matter of fact, Mallory and her dad LOVE to play “toss” (much to Tracy’s chagrin). Ahhhhhh….daddy’s girl!!!