How many times have you heard the phrase “They grow up SO fast"!!!”?
Probably so often that it’s a bit of a cliche. But the thing about cliches is that they’re usually very, very true!
Case in point - earlier this year, we were contacted by a new mother to take photos of her baby boy. There was no reference to our past dealings, no “you might remember me”…nothing specific to remind us that we’ve met before. But her name name sounded so familiar…
A quick search of our client records confirmed that we indeed had photographed her before! We had, in fact, taken Kiera’s First Communion portraits in early 2005 when we were on Mill Street, as well as her brother’s Communion photos a bit later…and now she was bringing her child to us for photos.
Talk about making one feel old!
When mom and dad brought in baby MJ for his photos, we were immediately struck by his eyes…it was like we had seen them before! Kiera, her brother Maxwell and MJ all have the same big, mischievous “smiling” eyes. When we did Kiera’s photos for her communion, I forced Max to have his photo taken, too, even though his mom Antonia wasn’t planning on it. He wasn’t dressed for photos, but I didn’t care about that - I wanted to do a close up of that face!
We will always owe Antonia a huge debt of gratitude for helping to propel our business forward. See, just around the time when we did Kiera’s communion portraits, we had decided that it was time to leave our Mill Street location. Every client we had was told - if you don’t see our sign here, we’re not out of business…we’ve moved! We knew it was a situation that would involve a quick reaction…because there was NOTHING available in terms of a storefront!
So when she walked into our door one day and said it looked like the flower shop at 124 Main Street was preparing to close, we jumped into action! We closed our store, walked over and asked what was happening. They kindly let us wander around and gave us the number to the landlords…who were very shocked to hear that someone knew what was happening, as it was literally just told to them. We met, negotiated our rent on the driveway…and prepared to move…
Isn’t that the way things work in Georgetown? It’s not what you know…it’s who you know!
Here’s some more photos from both sessions, from 2005 and 2019…proving that they do, indeed, grow up so fast!!!