pay it forward

a few weeks ago, we had our family pictures taken by a fantastic photographer for free.  not only was this great because rebekah is extremely talented and sought after, but the fact that we got them done for free was even more awesome.  we’ve never had family shots taken and they turned out so special.  however, there was a catch.   i had to find another photographer’s family to photograph.  (to find out more about this project, read here.)

i put a post on my blog, advertised on facebook, and spread the word around as best i could.  i had no bites.  i was getting a little worried, and then i got an e-mail from my longtime friend hannah.  they live in michigan, but were coming into town for the weekend.  she’s 5 months pregnant and was a little hesitant to have photos done, but luckily i talked her into it.  she and her husband and i all taught together at berean several years back.  they’ve moved all over the place in the past 5 years because kevin decided to go back to school to become a doctor (he was the athletic director at berean and did a really good job, but just knew that’s not what he was meant to do).  just before they left west palm, hannah started getting into photography.  she really REALLY likes to paint, but painting is very time-consuming if you do it well, and hannah just didn’t have alot of free time.  she figured out pretty quick that photography is a great creative outlet, and that you can make some pretty good money if you’re good enough.  SHE’S GOOD ENOUGH. 

hannah is the type of person who does everything with her whole heart.  she has thrown herself into photography and pursues it with a passion that i can only stand back and admire.  her pursuit has kept her very busy and has made her a really good photographer.  she is extremely generous with all of her knowledge and ideas and i so appreciate that about her.  we give each other feedback often and i don’t hesitate to ask her how she does things.  she even let me borrow a really expensive lens to do this session!
their daughter, lily, is 2 1/2 and one of harper’s buddies.  she wasn’t really in the mood to have her picture taken, but she managed to look pretty darn cute anyway.  here are several of my favorite images from the session:

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the little logo thing is new…can i get some (honest) feedback???

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5 Comments to “pay it forward”

  1. I was thinking I liked the little logo even before you asked. Great pics, KT!

  2. I like the logo for sure. I really like the green 🙂

  3. I like the logo… and LOVE the picture of them kissing with Lily on his shoulders… AWESOME job Katie!

  4. I love the last one with the parents in the far background. Very cool. Logo is nice.

  5. KT has worked for me for a long time … Looks professional, Better be careful, once you have a logo and pay taxes …. you’re a real business and not just for the fun of it.

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