It’s truly an honor to be able to capture maternity photos for families and have them select my incredible Grow With Me Premium Package. It’s so humbling when clients select my Grow With Me package as this includes a maternity session, newborn session, 6 month session, and then a 1 year session with a cake smash. It makes me so happy to develop these wonderful relationships and really get to know these families over the course of the year. I love to watch the families grow and change and watch the little ones reach new milestones. I truly think all my clients become like family to me as we are all invested in each other’s life, stories and memories. This is such an amazing job to have!
Did you also know that when you select the Grow With Me Premium Package, that after the one year session is finalized, clients select their very favorite images from all their sessions to include in an amazing and beautiful album! It’s like a storybook of the precious newborn photos, to that amazing milestone of sitting on their own, and then to celebrating that very first birthday with a cake smash! These are so cool to have and to look back on!
This family holds a special place in my heart. We have worked together numerous times, and each time I swear I fall in love with them more and more! They are simply amazing to work with, and so much fun to be around. I think I literally laugh about the entire session over all of our conversations!
I knew these guys a little bit before we started working together because we all come from the same community. We really got to know each other, however, when their little girl was turning 6 months old and we did their very first session outside in the snow! Yes, you read that right, in the snow! It was a beautiful day here in the midwest and the sun was out, and surprisingly enough it was warm enough to be outside and not freeze. Their pictures were so neat, and they were such great sports about doing them outdoors!
We’ve had several sessions together since then for all the different milestones both in their little girl’s life, and in their family life as well. I was elated when they called me and wanted to do a session because they just found out they were expecting and wanted to announce it to their family in Christmas cards. What a great idea! We did their session, I designed their cards, and off they sent them to surprise everyone! It was SO much fun, and it’s wonderful to be a part of all those amazing moments. And in case you were wondering, yes, we were in the snow again – lol! And yes, I totally embarrassed myself during the session as I happened to be working quickly to get us back in the warm car and when I was walking backwards to get a pullback shot, I totally tripped over the sled I had brought with as a prop and fell right on my behind in the snow! I was totally embarrassed, but it was funny none-the-less!
So here we are now for this session…they are about to become a family of four, and their little girl turned 2! It’s crazy how fast time flies when you’re having fun! Please enjoy some of my favorite images from their beautiful maternity session, and stay tuned for their newborn session! Enjoy!
Amanda Oakes Photography specializes in family, child, wedding, newborn, senior and maternity photography in the Quad Cities and the surrounding area including but not limited to Moline, IL, Davenport, IA, Bettendorf, IA, Muscatine, IA, Aledo, IL and Rock Island, IL.