Why your photographer should get to know you.

Why your photographer should get to know you.

Why your photographer should get to know you. It is so Important for your photographer to know a little about you. The types of photograph’s you like, you don’t like. But for me it is more than that. As a family photographer I want to know who you are. Why you want photo’s. What makes you tick? What is the family dynamic? How can I make the kid’s laugh? My favorite is always: “tell me your story”.

I am really interested

In your story. It really help’s me to get to connect with families during family photo shoots. 

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When I am taking children pictures for a child photography session, I try my best to know something fun about the kids. They need to know and trust the professional photographer your hired. It just makes for a different kind of photo session. I truly believe that meeting for a Pre-Consultation is key in a great start to a relationship.

Like this family photo session below. They were trooper’s. It was so humid, rainy and buggy. I knew which sister would be uncomfortable, which relationships needs to be captured possibly alone for my client’s.

But most importantly who to put togetherFamily photo shoot

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Today as the World Mourns

Today as the World Mourns

Today as the world mourns please remember the Survivor’s, rescue workers, the people who still suffer, not just today but every day.  Remember the ones who have cancer from running in when everyone was running out. Not only are they suffering but their families are suffering because of the attacks on September 11. But most of all remember the children who lost Parent’s that day. They are suffering the most. One day one of their Parent’s never came home from work. Many of them suffer from PTSD. Trust me I know. I have raised three of them. And I also have friend’s who have been raising the “Children of 9-11”.

For anyone reading, Please don’t take this the wrong way

 We don’t want you to remember us JUST today. Nor do we want the once a year phone call’s and the once a year Facebook messages and text messages.  We don’t want to watch the tower’s fall AGAIN. And watch our loved ones die, Again. We want to grieve OR NOT like the normal grieving human. To see it on TV every single year, hurts us to the bone.

Every year we watch them die all over again.

To hear the name’s being read makes us want to go under the cover’s and not come out until September 12, when it goes back to “normal”. You see, we the victim’s remember them daily. We look at our children and wonder what they would be like if 9-11 never happened. All the celebrated milestone’s they are remembered and we silently cry as we remember their other parent isn’t there to see them thrive. We think about wedding’s and grandchildren.

September_ 11_ 2002We basically want it to stop. Reliving it every year with the rest of the world isn’t healthy for us. Trust me I get it. It’s a sign of respect. Believe me we understand and we are thankful. But It’s enough. Please stop. Trust me we remember where we were that day. We don’t want to hear where you were. When you tell us we silently have a panic attack, because we don’t want to be rude and tell you to be quiet.

This does not mean we aren’t grateful for the love and support that you have given us over the year’s. Because we remember that too. So today, don’t call and ask how we are. Because we just might be okay. Don’t assume we are suffering just today. To end this on a positive note.  Let them laugh while I enjoy this perfectly imperfect photo.

This blog is for my Survivor Sisters, you know who you are. Without you I could not have made it through the first few years. Please feel free to add anything I left out.

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September 11- 2001

September 11- 2001

September 11- 2001  – All day I have been getting accolades for being a good mom. And don’t get me wrong I am a good mom. But this isn’t my story to tell.  This story is for all of the Survivor’s, rescue workers and for my husband who told me ” Glenna, sometimes I feel like a sitting duck up there just waiting for them to come and blow us off the map” But most important to me are my Daughter’s. And here is one of my daughter’s story. In her word’s.

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This Tuesday is that one day every single year that I wish would have never happened

. I absolutely hate the day, and I know I am not the only one. To everyone else, 9/11 is that one day a year, that everyone remembers the horrible tragedy that occurred 17 years ago.

But to me and my family, 9/11 is every single day . I remember 9/11 when shootings, or terror attacks occur throughout the world. I remember 9/11 when I think about my wedding day, and how my dad won’t be there to walk me down the aisle. Also, I remember 9/11 when anyone speaks about their fathers. I remember it when I’m missing my dad every single day of my life. Father’s Day, birthdays and holidays. There is never a moment in time when I am not thinking about it.

 I hope everyone can understand that when you post pictures of the buildings going down. It shatters my heart into pieces knowing my dad was in there. I will be off of social media for the week, but I hope everyone realizes that even though you may mean well when posting, it could really damage someone who is directly affected by it. To anyone who only contacts me on that day once a year, I would rather not hear from you. I know you mean well but if I haven’t talked to you since last year on 9/11, I do not want to hear from you this year. Thank you to whoever took the time to read this. I’ll miss you always and forever daddy. ❤️

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