Professional portraits can be expensive, but capturing a certain time in your life, doesn’t really have a price. We get portraits done every couple of years. I imagine our next ones will be maternity (eventually…) and then new family portraits. Through photography you can capture the days awaiting a new life, the first days of having a new family, the, if you get a great photographer, real moments, captured beautifully. I took these portraits of my friend a few weeks before her baby was born. She was beautiful and felt calm and confident.
A professional photographer took our engagement photos and three years later, another photographer took our anniversary portraits.
The engagement photos were taken a day before our wedding. When I look at them I remember the warm weather, that we were headed to our rehearsal dinner after, that I was drinking white wine in the first apartment we lived in together. I felt excited to get to marry Marcos the next day. In these pictures we were not yet married and its so fun to look back and remember that time.
When I look at our anniversary pictures, I think of how we rode our bikes to City Park, before we moved a block away. I remember that at that time we had recently moved back from Japan and I was about to begin graduate school. So much happened between August 2011-August 2014.
Laura Murray took these photos of our family. Shelby and Zach used some of the portraits for their engagement photos so you can use the prints for a variety of purposes.