September 6, 2018
Arina and Chris will always be a special couple to us. Not only are they close friends of my sister’s, but they are the first people to ever hire us, “way back” in the spring of 2015. Evan and I were engaged at the time and working full time on building our nonprofit, but they asked us to video their wedding and we said yes! (See their wedding video here!) We spent the week leading up to their wedding getting business insurance and picking a business name and hand-drawing a logo to go on our bare bones website – anything we could do to feel legit. I’m still not sure why they trusted us that day, but I’m so glad they did because it gave us the push we needed to launch our wedding business and it has been an incredible journey ever since.
Arina and Chris have since been on their own journey and I was thrilled when Arina asked me to photograph their latest adventure – their newborn baby, Benjamin. Benjamin was born on May 15th, three months before his due date, but he was a rockstar in the NICU and even came home on his original due date! I love how that worked out and had a lot of fun getting to hang out with this little fella and his parents. The family’s 63-pound puppy, Ronan, also joined us for parts of their session and kept us entertained throughout the afternoon.
I know life with a newborn isn’t all sunshine and naps, but you can’t tell it from these photos. I love these lifestyle sessions capturing families in their element. Congratulations, Chris and Arina, and thanks for continuing to trust us with your family’s memories!