Let me just start by saying something very important which is relevant to Tara + Luchin, but also to all of us humans. When your soul is happy, then rest assure you’re on the right track, and you’re exactly where you should be in life.
This was another very, very special photoshoot for me, let me tell you why. I met Tara back in March when she contacted me about doing a photoshoot to surprise her hubby, Luchin with the amazing news that they were going to be parents! We did it, and of course I teared up. It was a beautiful and intimate moment I felt like I had been extremely lucky to have witnessed.
Fast forward to May when Pittsburgh had lifted some restrictions and we we’re in the yellow zone, Tara contacts me again to do her gender reveal. They had planned it all, the nurse was going to contact me to let me know what the gender of their baby was, and I was in charge of filling up the pinata with the right confetti color. They we’re going to find out what they were having in front of my camera! Again, I had the privilege of capturing it all for them, it just felt so freaking special.
Fast forward to November and Tara and I we’re talking about doing a newborn session of their baby, or a family shoot. We end up planning the shoot for the beginning of December and I meet their beautiful baby, and I got to see them as parents! Just now writing all of this and remembering how Luchin and Tara looked at their baby and at each other was beyond special.
Sure, it was a paid session, but in all honesty when sessions are like this and I get to be an spectator of what really matters in life, I feel so extremely lucky to call this my job, and it goes way beyond money for me. Money is very important, but when you connect with people, and you do this for the right reasons it’s way more about money, and it feels like you’re just so fortunate, which is how I feel. I’m thankful I got to meet these two, which now are a happy family of three. <3
As you’ll see below, we did a formal look, and a Christmas look, which was my absolute favorite because they wore matching PJs! We had coffee, and doughnuts as well, and as they eased-up into this vibe it got very intimate, and what came out of this shoot was just insanely beautiful.