As a small business owner, I am learning that I need to put myself out there in order to find my clients! I never thought I would have the confidence to approach a complete stranger at the grocery store to introduce myself and what I do, but that is exactly what happened a few months ago. In this day and age, I feel that we are starting to lose the art of striking up a conversation and networking! Almost everything nowadays, even networking and making new friends, is done online. It is easy to hide behind a phone or computer and try to network with others.. it is not so easy to put yourself out there and show people who you really are in person. Luckily, this lovely, glowing mother at the grocery store did not think I was crazy (I hope! :)) and I am so thrilled to have her and her family as new clients!
We did a fresh 48 hospital session for her daughter a few months later and it is one of my favorite sessions in the books. There was beautiful sunlight that day so we were able to turn off the fluorescent lights of the hospital and just use natural light. It was an intimate session- just me, mom, grandma, and baby. We talked about birth, breastfeeding, and newborn things while I took pictures. I love hearing other's birth stories and what their babies were like. We even got some lovely photos of Aubrey with her Grandma.
Congratulations to Heather and her family on their newest addition! Thank you for having me there to capture these sweet moments of Aubrey's first few days!