September is coming to a close, but the weather here in Kamloops is still pretty good.  This afternoon I had the pleasure of photographing this adorably stylish little dude.  I asked his mom to jump in for a few shots.  As the mother of a boy, I’m partial to these kind of warm, affectionate images. 
 My favorite has to be this first one. 
 I love seeing a beautiful smile on a mother’s face as she looks at her happy child.  
As a photographer I love to capture that emotion, and as a mother, I hope my son sees that smile and love coming from me to him everyday.  



How it all started……

I’d always always wanted to photograph people.
I’d always told family photographers that I was so jealous of what they do.
I’d always wondered… could I do it?
Would I be good enough?
Would anyone actually want my style of images?
Would I suck really bad and embarrass myself?
Would I invest a lot of money and not be successful?
Do I have a thick enough skin to always be subject to other people’s opinions of my work?

The answer to all those questions is 
I’m not sure.
One thing I do know for sure, is after I did this session for a neighbour, and absolutely 100% loved it and felt such passion for it, the answers to those questions didn’t matter as much.  I was going to do it anyway.
And so I did- Jumped right in head first- deep end.
Can I swim in this pool with tons of talented photogs?  
Guess time will tell.
I might look back on this first shoot in time and cringe… I just hope that as i’m looking back, I can see how far I’ve come, I can appreciate what I’ve learnt and I can say that the journey was worth it.  So, I give you my first ever shoot.