I first met new-mom Riley when she was about 30 weeks pregnant with her beautiful baby girl. She had answered a model call that I put out for a moody maternity session that I had dreamed up. Riley absolutely brought the fire and rocked that model call, so I was thrilled when she contacted me about doing newborn photos as well.
It was wonderful coming to her home, meeting her partner (and doting new dad!), her dogs, and of course her absolutely perfect baby girl.
In-home newborn sessions are one of my very favourite things. I always feel so honoured when a family is willing to invite me into their home during such an intimate time of their lives.
When clients ask me about location suggestions for their photo shoots, I love to offer up the usual crowd-pleasing options, and then throw in one wild card idea. Something like, "This beautiful scenic viewpoint, this gorgeous beach, that incredible forest, or the back alley behind the mall where all the rusty dumpsters are."
It goes without say that 9.99 times out of 10, clients completely disgregard my wild-card suggestions and opt instead for the gorgeous views, beaches, and forest (can you blame them?) But every so often I have a client who is like, "YOLO!!!" and we get to live life a little dangerously and create something a bit dirty and edgy feeling.
Paige and Todd were those couples. Since their wedding will be taking place in a gorgeous mountain valley, they opted to go a totally different route with their engagement session. We met in downtown Trail and explored the town's dingy back alleys together. All the great, textured walls made the Vancouver city girl in me so happy! And only one homeless-looking person tried to steal our bags when we weren't looking! So I consider it a total win.
Thanks for being up for something a little off-the-beaten path, you guys! I can't wait for your big day.