You never know where you are going to meet your next client. Back in September my husband I took our boys out for a hike at 100 acres park at the IMA. We met a couple with their toddler boy that was playing on the same apparatus as our two. The mom was pregnant and in the back of my mind I'm thinking "potential customer, potential customer" - because my brain is always on business. But I'm not really forward like that and I hate to be annoying to people who don't really want to hear my spiel (not that I have a spiel - let's get real here). We quickly chatted about randomness until our boys run off to the next thing.
Then we are on the "Bones" display (if you have been there, you know what I'm talking about - probably my kids' favorite) and I'm trying to snap some photos of the boys. Dad from the couple above comes over with their dog and asks if we want a family picture taken. Sure - yes - because that NEVER happens. Since he is super nice, we talk some more and some more and I end up passing on my business email to him. They contacted me soon after that to take newborn pictures upon the arrival of their sweet Ruby Rose. How sweet is that name???
I'm so grateful for the opportunity and am always happy to meet new people. On-location newborn shoots can be a little invasive with all of my equipment and props, etc. The Shula's took it all in stride and opened up their house to me. Ruby was an AMAZING model - only 7 days old when I met her - and she slept like a champ. Big brother Parker was a little bit harder to catch with the camera. (:
Meet the Shula's - new family of 4:
Kelly Martin Photography offers custom on-location lifestyle and portrait professional photography services in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Session types include family, newborn, maternity, children, couples, engagement, seniors, lifestyle and more! Real. Creative. Personalized.
If you are looking for a newborn photographer, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-749-4388.