I love how Nora's 4-year-old photos turned out. They represent a true lifestyle session: a location we love and visit regularly, a favorite and often-worn outfit and genuine activities and expressions (both smiles and stubbornness, both of which Nora gives us a healthy dose of every day). This is Nora.
Making the session happen was a challenge. I was holding my camera and a screaming infant, while pushing her loaded-down stroller and trying to convince Cricket to be helpful but stay out of the frame. But you know what? I remembered that I've captured most of my favorite photos ever with a baby in one arm. I even bought my current camera partially based on its weight, so I could hold it in one hand if needed. I'm just a little out of practice. Hard-earned images are the most memorable though.
I'm Julia Soplop, writer and photographer. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.