Photographing Milestones – Clients for Life

There is nothing more exciting than having a Client that calls upon your photography skills for Milestones in their lives!

I met Danielle back in 2009 when I lived in Las Vegas and she lived in Kansas City, MO. We met through my best friend and we just hit it off and continued our friendship through living in different countries. Danielle moved to Abu Dhabi and worked at an International School as a teacher. This is where she met the love of her life, Shijil! The two then packed up and moved back to Kansas City, MO.

Meet Shijil and Danielle! The first time I ever met Shijil was on his Wedding Day in July of 2016…. of course I was their photographer! They are just a stunning couple! Not only stunning, but funny, down to earth and just an overall fun couple to be around.

After Shijil and Danielle were married they continued to enjoy life and travel out of state and out of the country. In 2017 they announced that they were expecting!

Danielle then called me to photograph her Gender Reveal with her family. To say that this was an emotional day was an understatement! Health wise Danielle’s father was not doing well. So we just photographed the reveal in their backyard. People in attendance were Shijil, Danielle and her Mother, Father and Brother. Danielle’s friend prepared a box filled with balloons, so it was even a surprise to me when blue balloons popped out of the box! Congrats! It’s a BOY!!!

This day is bittersweet and a day that no one will forget. The excitement of finding out Shijil and Danielle were having a baby boy was overwhelming in itself. The day did not end as anyone had planned. Danielle’s father passed away the same day he found out his daughter was having a baby boy. It was wonderful that I was able to capture the excitement and happiness of the gender reveal, but at the same time words can not express how devastating it was that my friend lost her father just hours after our fun photo shoot.

The next photoshoot scheduled was naturally to capture the Milestone of Danielle’s 1st Pregnancy! We scheduled her Maternity session outdoors in November. It was super cold out, but you can not tell by the pregnancy glow on this gorgeous 1st time Mom-to-be!

Fast-forward to December 26, 2017….baby Eashan was born at 11:56 PM weighing 9 lbs and 23 inches! I was able to meet baby Eashan when he was 18 Days Old! He is perfect in every way and I am so proud and happy for my dear friends that now have a mini-me travel buddy to spoil!

Danielle’s father shared with her family that he had a dream and he was calling his new grandchild “Little Peanut.” While Danielle was out shopping she found this beautiful wooden wall art with “Little Peanut” written on it. How perfect! She brought it to the session and we incorporated it into one of the images.

A huge thanks to Shijil and Danielle for trusting me to capture all of the Milestones in their lives! It is an honor to work with both of you and call you my friends!

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