My very first time being hired as a photographer was on May 3rd, 2011. Although I spent months learning, researching, shadowing, and experimenting after I received my first DSLR in February, it wasn’t until May that I got paid. I was ecstatic – someone liked me and my work enough to pay me to photograph their welcome home ceremony reuniting their family after a year long deployment. It was very surreal to me.
I wrote about that memorable first session of mine here: Heartfelt Homecoming although I think this is the first time I’m announcing that it was technically the first time I got paid. I thoroughly enjoyed welcoming home a soldier and celebrating with the Major family as they became one big happy family again. I felt honored to be capturing these memories for them and blessed to be able to call this “work”.
Fast forward to February and I was able to spend quality time with the Major family again. This time they brought their new addition to their family – Jaxon – for those priceless newborn portraits that everyone loves. I was tickled pink holding him and even more so when I saw his older brother and how much he had grown since last May. My heart smiled as soon as I realized that this family started my journey last year and kept it going strong this year. Thank you<3