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I remember the day I met Liam and Renee like it was yesterday. It was a brisk, sunny afternoon on March 3rd and Renee had just become a big sister the day before to sweet baby Liam. Kelly and John, their parents, booked me for a Fresh48 to capture Liam’s first days in the hospital. I walked in the room and instantly felt an overwhelming amount of love and kindness from the whole family. We began taking photos and Renee was a little unsure about what role she wanted to play in the session. She loved her little brother Liam but she wasn’t super interested in taking pictures with him at first. At the time, Renee was only about two so she was more interested in climbing on the chairs and exploring the hospital room. We decided to find a little treat that would lure Renee into the photos with her new brother but the only thing we could find was a gift that Kelly received from the hospital- it was some type of glass jar with diner mints inside. I wasn’t fully convinced that Renee would have much interest in the mints (and I’m not sure Kelly and John were either… what two year old likes mints?). We put a little mint underneath Liam (pictured below) and I captured one of my all time Fresh48 shots of Renee “looking longingly at her brother” but really we know she was actually just reaching for a mint. After Renee ate the mint, she was literally addicted. You would have thought we gave her the most delicious chocolate or ice cream… she was completely obsessed. I can still hear her saying, “Mints! Mints! Mints, pwease!” Renee had about 30 mints during the one hour session but she was just so cute we really couldn’t help it. I think sometimes we crave the perfect picture so badly that we forget about the stories behind our photos. In many years when Renee and Liam are older and they are flipping through an album with their mama and they come across this beautiful photo, I know Kelly and John will tell them this story and they will laugh and laugh about this amazing day.
Did you know we can create custom packages? Kelly booked a modified Baby’s 1st Year Package– If you are ever interested in booking and you don’t see a bulk package that fits your needs, please chat with us! We are happy to mix and match to build a package especially for you!
Medford, NJ Maternity, Newborn and Family Photographer