When I met little Joe Joe I couldn’t believe how adorable he is, he has the most infectious personality and the most lovely little curls in his hair, it was so obvious to me how proud his mum and dad are of him. There was even a time during the family photos his mum gave him a big kiss and told him that she loved him that made my heart sink. I love moments like these during photoshoots. Not only was that my favourite part of the shoot, capturing Joe Joe standing up and walking on his own was also so lovely to see as he only started walking two weeks before the shoot. I also found it hilarious when Joe Joe put his head through the O of the ONE letters and also when he balanced on his feet and one hand to put cake on his ankle with the spoon! He is a funny little boy. I am so glad that I was chosen to capture this special little boy’s first birthday. What was even more special is the very kind words I received from Joe Joe’s mum today, I feel a little over-whelmed, I read it with tears in my eyes, it really does put the icing on the cake when I receive such a lovely, heart-felt message like this;
I was looking on Instagram for a photographer to capture my son 1 year cake smash birthday. I looking through Instagram and was overwhelmed with how some photographers are so complex! I clicked on one of Jenna’s pictures and loved it. I saved the name and went to look for other options- the other two photos I selected were again Jenna’s work. I knew it was fate and emailed her straight away! She responded within an hour- with details. I felt like I already knew her! We went through the photo shoot over the phone and she gave me a few tips. She recommended the cake as well, which was great to deal with because the cake provider knew Jenna’s house delivered it on the day with the right temperature the cake and icing needs to be for the photo shoot. I was nervous, as my husband isn’t too keen on photos and I had no idea how my son will be. To my pleasure Jenna welcomed us with a smile! She made us feel so comfortable. My husband absolutely loved his time. We did three outfit changes, she was patient with my son when he did not want to play with the balloon, we another shoot and went back to the balloons where he was happily playing with. My son had a nappy change and wanted his bottle! All this within the hour and we got SO much pictures. Jenna played with our son and he gave her a few big grins looking straight at her. My husband too looked great in the photos and not nervous. We later got the photos within a couple of days. Jenna just went the extra mile with the editing and her care. I can’t believe the beautiful moments she was able to capture. I will treasure it forever. I’m coming back again to try out her maternity / family packages. And I already gave her number to two friends who want to do a cake smash for their one years kids. Thank you Jenna – for making it a special day. For the beautiful pictures. I can’t stop looking at them!
Thank you a million times for such beautiful words about my work and your experience with me, I am so glad your memories from the shoot are as amazing as I will ever remember too, you have literally made my year, and confirmed that I am doing the right thing. Happy 1st birthday little Joe Joe you are an incredible little boy and I can’t wait to see you all again real soon 🙂 xxx