As a photographer, there’s nothing better than celebrating milestones with wedding clients. Seeing their family grow is something quite special for me. A few years back I had the honor of watching these two get married, twice. They were one of many couples affected by Covid, and wedding shut downs around the globe. The couldn’t wait to tie the knot, so Beth and Adrian downscaled their wedding to a backyard celebration at Beth’s parents house. A year and some months later they had their dream reception at Packard Proving Grounds. I got to be part of both celebrations.
At their reception, they announced they were expecting a baby, and couldn’t wait for their newly joined families to meet their baby. Beth and Adrian live out of state, so when they called me to say they were in town and wanted to get some photos with Grandma to celebrate her turning one, I couldn’t wait to see them.
Beautiful little Jasmine is the spitting image of her dad. Isn’t that how it always goes? Mom cooks them but they look like dad. She’s learning to walk, and is desperate to gain her independence in this next phase of life. Like all one year olds, she didn’t want much to do with photos. She wanted to walk around and explore the park. And when she was done, she let us know she was done.
I’m so fortunate that celebrating milestones with wedding clients is part of my career. And I hope to always stay in their lives. Greeting each new milestone is such a big event. Knowing I was there to watch their life together begin and then grow over the years is an honor I don’t take lightly.