January 12, 2023
2022 Client Superlative Awards
It’s that time of year again! I love looking back at my year and choosing “awards” for various sessions. I had such a fulfilling year seeing past clients, meeting new families, and adventuring to locations in Northern Virginia. Drumroll please – the 2022 Client Superlative Awards!
Let’s just go ahead and start with this one. Coolest mom award right here. She was fun, cool, relaxed, and made the session great for us all!
I’m lucky to not have “bad dads” at my sessions. This dad takes the cake for coolest dad. He was ready to dance, tell jokes, or do whatever it takes to get his daughter to laugh.
I don’t have many couple sessions, but I honestly couldn’t decide between these two. You could feel the admiration and love they had for each other and it made for some fun sessions.
Most Fun in Old Town
You never know what you’ll get while strolling around Old Town Alexandria. We stumbled upon this art installation and I was happy to hear they were ready to incorporate it into a few images.
This grandmother/granddaughter picture is one of my favorites from 2022. There’s movement, laughter, and matching curly locks.
Biggest Personality at a Senior Session
When this client wanted to include his ’67 Mustang into the session I knew it was going to be exciting. He totally rocked his session!
Best Surprise at a Location
When I pulled up to this new location my jaw dropped. The red saplings scattered in the field were just beautiful and a wonderful surprise.
Best Parent Portrait
If you’ve done a session with me you know I always try to squeeze this in at some point. Most people tell me the last time they had pictures with their spouse was their wedding!
The wind was picking up speed as the session time neared and I knew it was going to be chilly. I love wind at sessions because it adds movement, but on an early December day it can be cold! These wonderful clients bundled up with jackets they didn’t mind in photos and we made the best of it.
Best Sibling Picture
Their snuggles, the leaves, the light, their outfits, the teddy bear. One of my favorite pictures from the Fall 2022 season!
Most Chaotic Extended Family Session
If you have ever done an extended family session then this title won’t be offensive. You just get it because you’ve done it. In fact the chaos of extended family sessions (actually family sessions too!) are why I love them!
First Session for The Gold Hope Project
In 2021 I signed up to be a photographer for The Gold Hope Project, an organization that provides free portrait sessions to pediatric cancer patients. This year I completed my first session for this sweet family.
Most Genuine Smile
This boy has the best, most authentic laugh-smile. Hands down. His mom was behind me trying (successfully) to get him to belly laugh and it worked! I won’t tell you what she did because she might be mad at me 🙂 Just proves that YOU know what makes your kids laugh!
Most Creatively Coordinated Outfits
It takes skill to pull off a rooster shirt for your baby, but this momma did it so well!
Most Diverse Senior Photos in one Session
I tend to find that one to two outfit changes is best for high school Senior sessions. This Senior really captured her entire personality in these two photos and had a blast at her session.
Best “big kid” Session
Who said you can’t take family photos when your kids are grown?
I hope you enjoyed the 2022 Client Superlative Awards! Check out 2021 Superlatives for more.