Early this spring I reached out to the Facebook community, looking for nominations of a super special mama who deserved a Mother’s Day treat: a free mini photo session. I appreciated every entry I received, but the note submitted by Jes Erfer about her friend Courtney Kube really stuck with me. Courtney ended up the winner of the Mother’s Day Giveaway, scoring a session for both her and Jes.
Flash forward to the summer, and I got to finally meet super mom Courtney, her husband Eric, and their seven month old twin sons, Jake and Ryan. I love working with new families, and the Kube-Dents were a wonderfully sweet group. Their little dudes were at such a fun age to shoot, both sitting up on their own and very easy going. They may have been a bit skeptical about the process, though, which you might detect on their serious little faces.
I’d love to share Jen’s submission of Courtney with you. It is clear what a thoughtful friend Jes is, and what a mom boss Courtney must be.
I nominate super mom Courtney Kube – she’s the mom of infant twin boys Jake and Ryan and wife of a Marine. I know how hard it was for me, mom of ONE boy, to balance returning to work and caring for my child….so being able to do it for TWO beautiful boys is probably more than twice as hard. It’s so difficult to make sure mom gets in the pictures, so it would be great if she had professional pictures to look back and remember this fleeting time with her boys. The days are long but the years are short – take pictures of them! There aren’t many [photos] of her with the boys on Facebook for me to borrow…but I think she’d love professional pictures, especially with how hard it is to remember to smile when you’ve got so much on your plate!
One of my favorite parts of this story is that after I announced the winners of the Giveaway, I received an email from an old client of mine. He is a friend of the Kube-Dent family, and wanted to share with me what a deserving couple these two are. I couldn’t agree more. After so many years in the family photography business, I am no longer shocked whenever I discover connections between my clients, but it is always a nice little surprise when I find out who knows who. Even though Washington D.C. is such a large city, I love how my interwoven network makes it feel small.
About the Author:
Julie Kubal is a child and family portrait artist and photographer serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She is passionate about creating warm and meaningful artwork through modern portraits and lifestyle photography at a location of your choice!