bonus #gazillion and six of being a photographer: bumping into like-minded, camera-crazy folks who develop into colleagues AND friends. ashley turner is one of those. she called amy and me one day asking if she could help out during a couple of photo shoots, and before long she'd grown her own photography business (while also growing to a family of 5)!
i jumped at the chance to photograph her family. sophie, my 9-year old daughter who held the reflector during the shoot, was so smitten with ashley's new baby girls that we hadn't even reached our car following the shoot when she renewed her attempts to convince me to have another baby: "Mom, I sure wish I had a baby sister like ellie and lucy to hold." She had me half-convinced . . . (ha ha, just checking to see whether my husband actually reads my blog posts or not . . . ). and three cheers for sweet nicholas who is an amazing big brother and sooo patient when being photographed . . . i know he's had lots of practice! ~kim