we’re all grown up now. when did that happen? esti and i go way back to those carefree teenage summers. back when your biggest worry was getting bored or not knowing what to wear. fast forward a decade or two and she books a maternity session with me. of course, i have a million little stories of way back when, so doing this session was definitely a fun time full of ridiculous memories (like when she made me sleep in a room full of china dolls and marilyn manson posters staring at me) and it was obviously a thrill to spend some time together after all these years. we got lost in the tall grass, abandoned castle, and ended up hanging out until way past sunset, joking at each other’s flaws, and catching up on life. so it seems that maybe we haven’t grown up so much after all.
no words. truth time: everyone who knows me knows i am a big talker. let’s just get that out of the way from the very beginning. it is because of this that i find myself equally surprised every week by the exact same thing. you see, i have been photographing newborns and new families all year long, intensely, and i have to say that every time i look through the photographs and try think of what to say about them on their blog post I find myself to be at a complete loss for words. yes, i really enjoyed meeting josu and jina and their gorgeous chloe. yes, it was an equally fun and challenging experience. and yes, i absolutely love what i do… but when i look at their big smiles and glowing faces. so fresh. so new. so absolutely pouring with love, surprise, fear, and complete delight over their brand new baby girl… all i can say is that it might just be true, a picture is worth a thousand words… so here’s a couple of them to get you talking! 😉
in retrospect, maybe we should have brought a map. marcos, his wife juli and i had arranged to meet up and do a fun maternity photo shoot in a specific side of the beach in sopelana. as we got in the car and started heading that way we realised… we weren’t sure which way to go. somewhere in the excitement of planning this day we had all lost track of where we were going. literally. we knew exactly where we were going but no idea how to get there. after an emergency call to my friend “who knows every beach” and many wrong turns, we decided to give up and walk around the surrounding woods, hoping to at least be able to get a few good shots in before the sun went down. oh, and the sun. the sun was sitting perfectly in between the trees, it was definitely shining down on us. it is worth mentioning that as i laid down my backpack and jacket against a tree while i took photos of these two, a nearby dog decided to mark it’s territory… on my stuff. so that was fun! haha. after a while venturing in the woods (big points to juli for venturing while 8 months pregnant!) we were eventually able to find the spot we’d been looking for. the sunset was there to welcome us and we were happy to take advantage of it and take it from there. all in all, the photos turned out great and i think that it was well worth getting lost and having to toss my jacket in the laundry! 😉
congratulations marcos and juli, i can’t wait to meet him! 🙂