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Chrissy Serrano

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Fleeting | Durham Family Photographer

Most of the time, people call me to schedule portrait sessions to mark some kind of occasion - a birth or a birthday, a pregnancy, an engagement, etc. I do love making portraits just for fun, though, and was so happy when Chrissy and Jose called about doing just that - celebrating this one, fleeting moment in the life of their little family... just because. Durham Children PhotographyDurham Children PhotographyDurham Children PhotographyDurham Children PhotographyDurham Children PhotographyDurham Children PhotographyDurham Children PhotographyDurham Children PhotographyDurham Children PhotographyDurham Children PhotographyDurham Children PhotographyDurham Children PhotographyLife with little kids can be tough at times... I think it's easy to romanticize it when you're looking forward to it or perhaps back on it, but when you're in the middle of it all, it's a lot of work, and between that and the pressures of life and jobs and all the annoying responsibilities of adulthood, you can quickly start to lose focus on the beauty and the joy that makes it all worthwhile. What I loved most about my time with Chrissy & Jose was that they seemed perfectly at peace with the chaos - appreciated it, even - and through it all, had so much fun with each other.

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xox,

annemie

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Chrissy & Jose | Durham Family Photographer

One of the amazing things about my job is the opportunity I get on a regular basis to peek at the lives of other people... not the superficial stuff, but the real interactions among couples, siblings, families, and even across generations. I am not a "sit here and smile" photographer - I take my time and wait until I can feel the rhythm of a situation, then click the shutter when the moment feels just right... just them. I'm happy to report that I seem to have a knack for connecting with genuinely happy, loving families and couples, but every now and then, I'm truly blown away. Jose & Chrissy had to work pretty hard to get four year-old Robbie to relax - like so many boys that age, he was pretty wound up at the prospect of a new person and a camera to show off for. But they were so patient & relaxed about it, just enjoying him and letting him be his energetic self while trying to position themselves and sweet little Sofia nearby, that when the photo magic started happening, it was pure gold:

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I hope everyone's staying safe and warm this stormy Monday!

xox,

annemie

 

 

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