Sometimes, you have those clients with whom you just click.
The Gligoreas were a family of such clients; from the moment I met them, I liked them. Our consult was over a few beers and punctuated with a a number of jokes and plenty of laughter. They hadn't had family photos done before, and now that their daughter was turning one, they wanted to change that. They also wanted to take advantage of the like-no-other Fall season here in Oregon, and I was more than happy to accommodate that.
We met bright and early on a cold (for me, anyway) Sunday morning and jumped straight into their family session in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Their adorable baby girl found the leaves especially wonderful.
She was not the biggest fan of me or the weather, though, and she quickly lost interest in the annoying lady with the camera. Mom and Dad did an amazing job calming her down, though, and it made for some of the sweetest moments I've been lucky enough to catch on camera to date.
After some snuggle time with Mom and Dad, baby Josephine was ready to smile and pose for me again, and we had a great time getting up close and personal for a while.
After that, though, she was ready to go home, and the sun was getting high. I said my goodbyes to this sweet family and headed home, reminded once again that families like this one make my work worthwhile. I can't be any luckier than I am to be able to do this for the amazing families out here in the Portland Metro area.
Thanks a million, you beautiful family. I'm lucky to know you.