Amy+Ben // A Maternity Shoot

We are so excited to welcome Amy+Ben to the CSP 5 Timer’s Club!! Technically they’re being introduced next month during their newborn session but I figured I’d give it a head start. :) We’ve photographed them for their engagement session, their wedding, this time they lived in NYC and we slept on an air mattress in their apartment and hung out with their cats Lucy+Elaine, now for their maternity, and next month when they meet their newborn son! It’s so awesome to be such a big part of helping tell someone’s family history like this, especially for people who are near and dear to our hearts. We are so glad that these guys are back in the state and living in Raleigh, and so excited for them to begin what will surely be an awesome family. Amy and Ben are some of the kindest and smartest people we know, and we’re sure these qualities will get passed on to their kiddo. Congratulations, friends!

Claudia+Ron+Layla+Reagan

It is with great love and enthusiasm that we induct Claudia, Ron, and Layla into the CSP 3rd Timers Club! We’ve had three sessions with these two amazing dog parents and their pups. Layla, the golden Golden Retriever, has been with us from the beginning with her brother Canela. When Canela passed away, Layla and her parents adopted Reagan, the white Golden Retriever, who is now being inducted into the CSP 2nd Timers Club. ;) The dogs are so excited when they greet us that I’d like to think they remember us, which I think also might be true because Layla is very good at posing for us at this point. She sits where she’s supposed to, looks at the camera, kind of dog-smiles, and then either looks like she’s falling asleep standing, or it’s her version of the Tyra Banks “smize,” I can’t really tell. Reagan is still learning about cameras and modeling, but he can tell you all about his purple dragon toy, and repeatedly give you his paw when his parents go out of reach for reassurance (either for himself or for me, I also can’t tell).

Claudia and Ron, the humans in this story, are two of the most wonderful and gracious people we’ve had the pleasure of working with. And it is truly an honor to photograph them for the third time. That means so much to us and is such a huge compliment that I can’t even adequately describe it. It’s just nice to see the same people over and over again and to have our work trusted and appreciated. We really love these guys, and we love their dogs, and we love how kind and gentle they are to their dogs (and to us!). Also, we love Claudia’s accent, so that doesn’t hurt either. Happy 10th wedding anniversary, Claudia+Ron! And here’s to many, many more. :)