It’s May, which means First Communion time for many families. This session was originally scheduled for the first weekend of May, which was before this little girl’s communion. But the weather had other plans for us. We had to reschedule a few more times but we still got the session in during May. Success!
When I originally asked mom what pictures were her “must-haves” for the session, she said she wanted some of her daughter by herself and she wanted one of her husband dancing with/twirling her so that they could pull that out at her wedding as a then/now. I have had a few other families do this too and I just love the idea. I usually do not have that kind of forethought with my own family photos and always think later, “Ah, I wish I had captured this moment way back when so that I could do comparison photos!” So this mom is nailing it. Naturally, I told her that she should get in some photos with her daughter too. It’s been those two since the beginning <3
This mama lost her first husband tragically when her daughter was only 6 months old. She credits her daughter for getting her through that dark time. Now, she is incredibly happy with her second husband and additional two children. She got her fairy tale ending 🙂 She also makes it a priority to keep her daughter’s father’s memory alive in their household. When they showed up to the session with a framed picture of A’s dad so that she could get a picture with him, I loved that. So she has a picture with a picture of her first dad and a picture dancing with her second 🙂 Happy First Communion, gorgeous!