I’m always really excited when I get to photograph a child I’ve photographed before. For me, it’s like catching up with old friends and all we do is laugh and have fun. In Marley’s case, I was 5 times more excited to photograph her again, since that’s how many time’s she’s been in front of my camera! I thought it would be fun to dig through my archives and find all the sessions we did together. (It’s also a hoot to see how my photography style has evolved over the years! Ha!) Come with me as I take a nostalgic look back and watch Marley grow up in front of my camera…
Here’s a teeny tiny Marley at 15 months old. This was the first time I met Marley. She showed up looking like this and I may or may not have squealed in excitement when I saw how cute she was.
A year had passed until I finally got a chance to photograph her again. And I finally got the good news I’d been waiting for…Marley was signed to JE Model Agency in San Francisco and got her first modeling job in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog! *cue angels singing*
This brings me to the most recent session we had together. I loved seeing how much the 5 year old Marley has grown, and her beautiful, curly hair is longer than ever. She’s full of energy and wide-eyed wonder for the world around her. And she lost her two front teeth. Adorbs. My heart does a happy dance when I get to see her grow up in front of my camera.
To date, Marley’s adorable face has been in 6 Pottery Barn catalogs and she’s landing countless other modeling jobs. I’m so happy for all of her success.
So…All this talk about modeling is making me think I should write a little piece about how to get your child into modeling, since it’s a question I get asked a lot! My youngest son, Kingston, was recently signed to Models Inc and I’d love to share the story of how he got signed. Stay tuned for that