I met Beckham's mom and grandma a few months back when they came in for an in person consultation to find out about my services. A few of Jessica's colleagues are my clients and friends so she already knew my work. The consultation was so perfect. I got to know a bit about Jessica and what she envisioned for her session and she got chance to meet me and check out the studio. I feel that is very important to do when choosing a newborn photographer. You want to make sure you are choosing someone based on the work they can produce but also to make sure that your newborn photography experience will be safe for baby, enjoyable for you and that you will be a good fit for each other. Jessica and her mom are the sweetest people you will ever meet so I knew right they were my kind of people and needed to be a part of the EJB Family.
This feeling was only confirmed when I met baby Jack and Jessica's husband Ryan. Ryan was involved in the shoot, watched while I worked my magic and reported back to Jessica on what was going on. I love when dads enjoy the experience as well. He is such an amazing guy, husband and dad. Jessica was getting pampered in the other room getting her hair and make up done by the wonderful Connie from As U R studio. So far, I have found that new mommas enjoy getting that little break and the best part is that when they see the photos, they are a total surprise.
Few days after the session Jessica, Ryan and Jessica's mom returned to my downtown Belvidere newborn studio to view the gallery. This is the best moment not only for parents and grandparents but for me as well. It really brings it home why I do what I do, watching parents see the photos and cry if I'm lucky :). This is what having professional photos is all about, it is about the experience before, during and after the session but also the memories of this beautiful new baby captured forever. They will only get more valuable with time and become priceless. Jessica and Ryan chose a gorgeous album, hand made in Italy as well as a brand new announcement photo block I offer with their favorite photo fo Beckham and his name/date of birth and weight. I cannot wait til those come in and get displayed in their home.
I loved the fact we were able to include Ryan and Jessica's 1st baby Cali in some photos as well.