Burke, Burke, Burke. Burke is another baby I photographed and I knew that my career had changed for the better. As I said in an earlier post, when I decided to start my business as a photographer I e-mailed all of my friends. As unnerving as that was, it was really safe. I still needed to step out of my comfort zone and take pictures of "strangers." In walk Burke... In my neighborhood, the women have a "Ladies Night" once a month. A couple of days before Halloween I met a girl at a Ladies Night that was 9 months pregnant. We talked for about 10 min and nothing was mentioned about our careers. Then, I saw her again during our neighborhood Halloween parade and she was carrying her baby. I was so excited. An actual newborn to photograph!!! I prayed that God would give me the strength to talk to her and who would ring my doorbell that night but Burke!! I told his mom about my new career and wondered if she wouldn't mind me using her couple day old baby as a model. She said Yes!!! Can you believe it??!! It was wonderful. So, there after I was known as the photographer of the "baby in the chair." I am constantly trying to reproduce that photoshoot or build from it. And, I have seen other photographers use the same concept in their work. How cool!!! Burke's mom is also awesome because she asked me a few weeks later to photograph her 12 member extended family (I hadn't done that before either). Words cannot express the gratitude I feel towards this family. Thank you. Here are some before and after shots. The third picture is from his 6 month session and then last week. Happy Birthday Burke.
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