Over the past #15years we have had the honour and pleasure of photographing many, many people in our community. One of our biggest thrills is our repeat clients - seeing families grow, watching kids grow up and documenting the evolution of our clients. And while we have many examples of doing multiple sessions for folks (and plan on documenting a lot of them through this #locpstories process), it’s only fitting that we show here the kids that set the record for the most sessions with us as a #TBT...
The first session was booked by Mom with specific directions....well, one direction, actually. She wanted to do photos of her two girls on a white background. Simple enough! The first session was booked on a PA day in November. Little did we know at that point that we would see them every year thereafter for a total of eleven sessions!
Of course, being “a creative”, I tried for a few years to offer different colour backgrounds...variety is the spice of life, no? Well, after a while I gave up on trying to offer a different look and just focused on the white. And something interesting happened that is now really only visible with hindsight....
The variety was achieved by capturing the girls at the age that they were in November of every year. We watched them grow from very young children to high school age kids. We saw each of their personalities change and shift and grow; we saw the years that they were full of confidence, and saw the times that maybe they weren’t so comfortable in their own skin. Looking through these photos now with the benefit of hindsight, I can very clearly see where each of them were on their journey.
The variety was also achieved by the different poses we did through the years. With each additional session, the girls came in with a stronger idea of what they wanted to do and what they liked. A teenager certainly has more opinions on what looks good than a five year old does! The sessions progressed to the point where I simply put them on the background and let them work it out together!
These are a just a few of the photos we captured from 2004 through 2014. Unfortunately, our archives for ‘06, ‘07 and ‘08 are stored offsite, and we’ve not had the chance to track them down (one of those sessions was with their “American Girl” dolls they treasured so much!!!). Hopefully we’ll get the chance soon and we’ll add them when we do.
We hope that you enjoy this retrospective look back at the evolution of these two girls as much as we have!!!