When I returned from Alabama, a day late, I caught a ride home, slept for a few hours, then drove out to Port Aransas before the sun came up to visit Andie her adorable daughter.
*IF* you haven't heard, I'll be visiting a few UHMAZING cities next year, but I am always totally freak out excited to photograph vacationing families.
"I met Mae at the Click Away conference in San Antonio last year. I’m a hobbyist photographer, who photographs her child on a daily basis, and is always striving to learn and improve. So when some photography friends of mine mentioned they were going to Click Away, I booked my ticket and tagged along! I stumbled upon Mae’s class last-minute—and I’m so glad I did. During that class I took one of my all-time favorite photos, and came home so incredibly inspired. I knew someday I’d love to hire Mae to take photos of me and my daughter!
Also, I am totally and completely “that” woman—the one who all too often hides from the camera because she feels she needs to lose weight first. It has been over 2 years since I’ve hired a photographer and gotten in the frame—which is 2 years too many! I should know better. I decided to bite the bullet and knew that I would always regret passing up the opportunity to work with Mae. I’m so INCREDIBLY glad I did, and that it worked out for Mae’s schedule to photograph us while we would be vacationing near her.
The session was by far the easiest, most fun session I’ve participated in. Maybe because I’m so used to being behind the camera—but when I get in front of it, it feels very awkward and definitely not fun to me. But Mae was such a pleasure—she directed us when needed, but mostly, she just hung out with us as if we were spending our morning with a friend….taking fabulous photos all the while. J
Thank you, THANK YOU, Mae for the unforgettable experience and beautiful, beautiful photos. I will cherish them forever…"