I am a small town girl, but Fort Worth has slowly worked it's way into my heart over the past decade. We have such a sweet little/big town.
Until recently, my heart had not, however, learned to love our big, populated, fast-paced neighbor to the East. And it's all because of the traffic.
There hasn't been a time, since I have lived here, that I've visited Dallas and the drive over didn't stress me out to some degree. Yes, it's still Texas, and it may not compare in hustle-and-bustle to places like NY or Chicago, but still...I always feel my "small-town-ness" when I am east of Cowtown.
I tell you all this because if someone had asked me a few years ago if I would take clients in Dallas, I probably would have said no. I'm not exaggerating when I say that I am white-knuckle driver everrrryyy time my vehicle crosses over to 35E. It's just so stressful for me.
But. And this is a big but.
I have the SWEETEST clients in this city. I have photographed three families in Dallas this year so far, and they make my job so, so easy. It's gotten to the point, if you can believe it, where I even look forward to the drive out there. I can enjoy my cup of coffee and listen to a podcast and be greeted by the most precious families there ever were.
I still exhale an audible sign of relief when I get out of the traffic and head back west. But for families like these it is more than worth it.
This is Eleanor, Ellie for short, and her precious parents are friends with another family of mine in Dallas. It was fun hearing all their connections and what brought them all to the same city, and it was a dream capturing their morning.
I know I often say that "such and such age is my favorite," and by now I've probably said that about every month. But I really just can't pick...and I don't think any parent could! Every month with a baby brings so many new, wonderful things. This beautiful baby girl was 4mo old at the time of her shoot, and as you can tell she was an easy subject :)