I would totally understand if a baby wailed for an entire 1.5 hour photo session. There's this unfamiliar person with a giant black camera that clicks loudly getting all up in baby's face... it all feels pretty intrusive.
But Riley? She was a pro.
Allison and Justin were about to move out of the house that Riley came home to after she was born. It was the house that saw their relationship go from couple to family. They made it a home with artwork and music and love. Needless to say, the thought of leaving left them with a lot of emotions.
Enter: me. Capturing a typical evening at home was the best way for them to remember this special time in their lives. Crazy and fun, exhausting and exhilarating, Allison and Justin wanted to remember what it was like to be a new family of three. Even the pictures of Riley pitching a fit when the PJs went on. "Why, Riley?" Her bleary-eyed parents would plead, night after night. "They're the softest pajamas ever!" All those little moments that made life interesting and frustrating and hilarious and worthwhile... they wanted to remember all of it.
And Riley seemed to know how important it all was. She smiled and laughed and even gave the occasional "grandpa face" for which she has become famous (you'll know it when you see it). So as Riley grows and some memories from Bee Balm Rd fade, Allison and Justin will remember when they would bless their food and sing "Amen" together, when they would play chase up the stairs on their way to the tub, when Riley would select her own bedtime books, and of course all the little moments that Riley found worthy of grandpa face.