The highest compliment one can receive is a referral. That is why I often refer my photography clients to Alyx with Hair by Alyx for upcoming photoshoots. She does a phenomenal job of helping clients feel confident and beautiful for their upcoming session. However this time, it was my turn to receive the compliment when she referred a client to me.
When this sweet couple approached me about being their maternity photographer, I couldn’t have been more excited to begin working with them. On the day of the shoot, she entered the studio with gorgeous, soft curls from her session with Alyx. Right then, I knew Joan Crawford was right: “…the most important thing a woman can have – next to talent, of course – is her hairdresser.” With her hair and makeup done and her feminine wardrobe choices, not to mention her pregnancy glow, she looked and felt positively radiant. And that poise rang true when it came time to start snapping pictures. Not only did she look like a dream, but she was a dream to work with.
As we moved to photos of the expecting couple, watching them move in tandem with one another for different poses was fun to witness. I could picture them working together, in much the same way, when they would reach those early stages of parenting. It was almost as if I was getting to see them fall even more in love with each other through the lightheartedness and celebration of the photoshoot. Yet, their love for each other was only outshined by their already overflowing love for their eagerly expected baby-on-the-way. The joy and anticipation of meeting their perfect little angel was palpable. With so much adoration in the room, catching breathtaking photographs proved to be easy work. I’m sure they will embrace parenthood as naturally as they achieved this charming maternity photoshoot.