My family experienced a momentous occasion. That’s right, I hired a photographer to take photos of us! Us means including me, the one who is always behind the camera! I was so excited. I had a number of outfits picked out to show off pregnant belly. I had planned what both Harrison and Kane were going to wear, I had some ideas for shots, and I had scouted some locations where there were still leaves on the trees.
Unfortunately, my original photographer ended up in hospital. This is a strange coincidence, because she was the one who was supposed to shoot our first maternity session, which we missed out on because Kane decided to make an early appearance. A little self-talk was required, “Okay, calm down. You’re only 31 weeks pregnant. Kane wasn’t born until 32 weeks. There are still leaves on the trees. And you know how to reach out on Facebook.”
I put the call out and heard back from a number of people with recommendations. I ended up talking to three different photographers who were willing to step up to bat on such short notice. I chose to go with Gin Quist Photography and I am so glad I did!
Gin was amazing. She empathized with our situation and managed to juggle her young family to help out my young family. She came over on Thursday, the day after my original session was supposed to take place. Gin handled the chaos that is Kane, appreciated my outfit choices, and incorporated my ideas with her own. Perfect!! The greatest compliment I can offer her is that she shot the way I would have. As a photographer, it is hard to hand over the camera control, but I definitely put that control in the right hands. Plus, she had a gallery up for me that night!
Without further ado, here are my favourites from our session.
Gin, it was great to meet you. I love, love, love the photos! And I’m happy to have another friend to talk shop with!