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Baton Rouge Family Photographer Life Unscripted The Eckerts

December 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

"When you find people who not only cherish your quirks, but celebrate them with glad cries of, "Me too!" - be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your tribe."

 

Now, it may sound strange to hear me term a new-client-turned-instant-friend as a weirdo, but if you know me - you know where I'm going with this one. I myself proudly wear the Badge-O-Weird, and am of the firm belief that "normal" is boring - so when I meet someone who is quirky, and funny, and fascinating, and relatable, and just overall really freaking awesome...well, let's just say that that by the time I left Kimberly's house, I felt like I'd known her for years. And we may or may not have made plans for a poker night sometime soon. 

Our husbands are in *big* trouble, I think.

From the second she offered me coffee within ten minutes of entering her home, to the time I left late enough that my husband was a tad confused as to why my "one-hour" session had turned into a bit of a longer one, I knew the time that I spent with Kim and Haven was the start of something amazeballs. The images I took just in the short morning I spent with them reflect all the love and laughter and general hilarity that is life with a toddler, and the balancing act that is motherhood - especially as Kim is heroically solo-ing it, with her husband away for work for a bit (can I get a gold star for her, please and thank you?). 

I adore these images, not just for the seemingly effortless way that they all came together in the photographing of them, but also because it's a damned fine day's work when I have genuinely lovely subjects in front of my lens. It makes the work of photographing and editing feel like just hanging out with a pretty awesome tribe - and I'm blessed enough to have accumulated quite a few wonderful, fantastic weirdos in this pretty cool job of mine. 

 

Welcome to the weirdo tribe, Kim and Haven. <3

 

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See? Instant relatability, this one.

 

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Mischief personified - in one tiny, adorable little package.

 

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Kids go from one activity to another at lightning speed, at this age. And it's such magic, to see their little minds working so feverishly.

 

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I adore this moment so much - I have a feeling Haven's going to be shooting her mom that look for years to come.

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Partners in crime, these two. Dad only thinks he's got his hands full, now...

 

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Haven *loves* to watch things cook in the oven.

 

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This look still makes me snort a laugh every time I see it. 

 

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The dog was more than willing to get in on the pretend food action. I may or may not have allllmost attempted to smuggle that guy out in my purse on the way out the door. He probably would have gone willingly - just saying. 

 

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Opportunities for mischief are never far away.

 

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Again with the snorting laughter. It's contagious, around these two.

 

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Here, eat this. What do you mean, why does it smell like dog breath? STOP ASKING QUESTIONS AND EAT.

 

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Have may or may not have been quite adamant about not being interrupted while putting her bear down for a nap.

 

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Little mother hen, right here. <3


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