So Jason and Kelly asked me if I would consider taking some family photos of them and their beautiful daughter Ava. My first instinct was to say no, as I have never really done any sort of family photo shoot before, and because they are my best friends and I was terrified of screwing it up. Then they pointed out to me that I would never learn to photograph people if I didn’t start somewhere, and who better to start with than your best friends who will be supportive and understanding – even if it doesn’t work out. Pretty good logic right? Yeah, they’re smarter than me and they used their superior brains to talk me into it . . . and I am in their debt for doing so. They were absolutely right about my learning and they were amazingly supportive. Plus, they are loads of fun to hang out with and Ava, aside from being adorable, makes me laugh all the time (see photo # 8 – I don’t even know how she got that tree bark off so fast!).
I had an amazing time with the Hagans, and I learned a lot to boot. It was a bit challenging as I only have a wide angle lens and the bright sun kept me on my toes, but thanks to Jay and Kelly’s patience, and a lot of amazing advice from my friend and very talented inspiration Naomi, I think I made it through okay, and with some pretty decent images to show for it.
So here are just a few of the fruits of my labour. These images are a tribute to my best friends and a testament to how our friendship has helped me to grow over the last 16 years. I hope you all enjoy, but mostly I hope Jay and Kelly like em. Thank you so much guys.
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