A Life Photographer: On Growing Together

I know I’ve said this before, but I absolutely love growing (figuratively and sometimes literally!) with my clients. In fact, I don’t even like using the word “client” because these people are my friends. And so goes the story with Cyndi and Rick.

I recently had a maternity shoot with Cyndi and Rick for their first baby — a daughter, Caroline.

I first met them this amazing, fierce couple three years ago, when I shot their engagement session. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to shoot their wedding, first anniversary, an ad photo for her business, you name it. Thinking through the past three years, I think I’ve worked with The Blalocks twice a year for various photographs documenting their married life. Anything that happens, Cyndi calls. I appreciate that and love that they trust me to document their life.

About The Blalocks

Cyndi is delightful. She’s fun, spicy, fiery and has the best spirit. She has the heart of a champion, which is my favorite thing about her. As a fellow small business owner, Cyndi is a constant inspiration to me. She isn’t afraid to try something new, even if she might fail. Cyndi is one of those business women who in her heart and mind believes she can do anything, because she can. There are no limits.

And Rick is the yin to Cyndi’s yang. He’s cool and collected. He smiles and laughs a lot. Even if you’ve just met him, you feel like you’ve known him forever.  The best part about him is how beautifully he takes care of Cyndi and how you can see the love he has for her. They truly are a beautiful couple.

Growing Together

These two (and soon to be three!) are the best example of growing together. Cyndi and Rick know what they’re getting when we shoot. We know each other. We have real conversations. All three of us can let our guard down. As friends, we have the luxury of being real with each other. And because the couple has entrusted me to document their life together since their engagement, I could create an album of their entire married life — every milestone. There’s something special to be said for that. I am so lucky to be not just their wedding photographer, but their life photographer. Their story continues on, and I’m so glad they’ve invited me to continue telling their love story.  

As for Little Miss Caroline, who will be here in no time: she is going to have phenomenal parents.

I already know that she is going to be a feisty fighter with a heart of gold, just like mom and dad.

Congrats, my friends, on this next chapter, and thank you for letting me document what is surely to be the greatest adventure yet!

Stay fierce!