The Beltons

I got to meet this sweet family at a 4th of July party this year, and Hillary and I connected right away on the fact that we are both wedding photographers. Then what happened after that was kind of ironic. I received a message from Hillary recently, asking if I was going to come her way in the near future to possibly do family portraits for her... about 2 hours before that, however, I received an email from Drew, her husband, wanting to setup a surprise family portrait shoot for an anniversary gift for Hillary. What's crazy is they hadn't even discussed this at all with each other, neither of them even knew each other contacted me ha! So I went ahead and told Hillary "no", and told Drew "yes" so that we could plan the big surprise. I showed up at their home near Chelan, WA on their anniversary mid-afternoon, and there definitely was pure shock, excitement, and a little bit of tears. As a photographer, I knew how important family portraits were going to be for Hillary because as photographers, we are always behind the lens and sometimes our own personal lives don't get captured as often - so I knew this was going to be SO special for her. It's always a bit intimidating capturing a PHOTOGRAPHER'S family portraits, but also a HUGE honor. I just adore this little family and had so much fun capturing their love for reach other. Remy is the sweetest little 7 month old, and what a beauty! And of course we had to get Rudy, the pup, in some shots as well. Drew - thanks for trusting me to pull off the awesome surprise and you are SO, so thoughtful to have set this up for your wife, it was so wonderful to get to be a part of it! Hillary - I am so lucky to have met you, and am so excited to hang out with you and/or hopefully work with you in the near future! Love when clients become friends :)