There is no greater compliment I can imagine than to be rehired by my clients. Christina and Garrett got engaged in 2015 and married in 2016, and when we met to finalize their wedding album they told me the big news: a baby boy was expected in the fall. Needless to say, I was over the moon to continue telling their family story when little Liam arrived in early September.
One of the things I’ve always admired about Christina and Garrett was that they work so well as a team. Throughout the wedding planning process and all emotional milestones along the way, they were constantly in sync. Not because of some silly soul mates notion, but because they always put the other person first. There’s a deep, palpable respect for each other that is so evident to anyone who’s lucky enough to call them friends, and it’s a beautiful synergy to witness.
During our afternoon together, I watched them work through the kinks of parenting a newborn, and you know what? Everything was exactly as I’d remembered: incredible teamwork, always putting each other (and now Liam!) before anything else. Babies cry. They do. And I think it’s important to document the entire story, not just the pretty parts. Because mom and dads overcome A LOT the first few months of parenting, and I want them to remember that later on.
I love that Liam will have a record of all the little details of their lives when he arrived: the pillows on the bed, the flowers in the garden, the puppy that first called him brother. Enjoy today’s sweet tale of becoming three.
Christina and Garrett have the most beautiful front porch! I loved that it was warm enough to go outside and shoot with Liam.
Getting a few licks in from his new brother.
I mean, how beautiful is this woman and child reunion?
Favorite shot of the session?! Maybe. I love love love all the details in their kitchen, and how damn proud dad is of his son.
Karen is an award-winning, Boston-based photographer specializing in documenting and preserving family history. You can see more of her work online at www.kkpforlife.com, on Instagram or on Facebook. If you’d like to contact her directly, you can find her at firstname.lastname@example.org.