As a professional child and family photographer, it’s a great pleasure to stumble upon clients who become friends and to find families that allow me to document their history throughout the years. The Price family is one of those rare gems.
I first met the Price family several years ago when I had the pleasure of photographing their firstborn child, Vivienne, as a newborn. That same year we began a lasting relationship together by creating holiday cards and one-year-old portraits. But we didn’t stop there. With the birth of each successive child, we have documented the family’s milestones and captured each child as he or she grew up throughout the years – from tiny wrinkled toes to bright, toothy smiles.
This family of five – parents, Margot and Adam, and their children, Vivienne, 4, August, 2, and Eleanore, months – joined me recently for some family photography at my home. This particular mini session marked our TENTH photo shoot together and our 11th is just around the corner, which will be in honor of Eleanore’s first birthday.
If you’ve worked with me in the past, you know that I am a mom myself and that I am wildly supportive of any mother who can manage to scoot her family out the door on time and looking their best in order to meet up with a family photographer. It is no easy feat and one that is certainly worthy of recognition. Well ladies, Margot sets the bar very high. Throughout the years we have worked together, she has always put a great deal of thought into the wardrobe of the whole family. Seemingly without effort she constructs a cohesive family look that rings of elegance and class, while at the same time allowing everyone’s individual personality to ring through.
The images we created were used for the Price family’s holiday cards, Christmas gift prints, and were also compiled into a keepsake photo album to keep at their family home. With Eleanore’s birthday coming up in March, I can look forward to spending another afternoon with this family again soon. It’s a rare treat for a family photographer to accompany a family throughout the years in this way. Watching Margot and Adam’s joy as they celebrate their children is a great pleasure and even though I’m on the other side of a camera lens I am still able to feel up close and personal with this beautiful, growing family.
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!