True Story: I did my own newborn photos with Eleanor. I thought since was a photographer myself, I didn’t see why I needed to hire someone. While I love the photos and that Brice and I shot them ourselves, I always wished I had better ones of the entire family. So when Eloise was born, I knew I wasn’t going to make the same mistake. That was around the time the very talented, Renee, of Domus Aurea reached out to partner. Once I saw her beautiful and very professional looking photos, I knew this was my photographer.
Renee was amazing to work with. She was so patient (even when I had to feed Eloise half way through the shoot) and made the entire experience so enjoyable. Wrangling a two year old and a newborn was quite the feat but Renee never made me feel bad for all of the “whoops” that happened. Let me just say, Eleanor refused to take photos with anyone but herself for the first half of the photoshoot so I was worried we didn’t get any “usable” shots. I now laugh as I type that. Renee got so SO many usable photos that I cried when she first send them over.
I am beyond grateful for Renee and the magical photos she captured of my family. I know we will all look back on these and smile at all of the little things she was able to capture – like Eleanors squishy feet between the bars of Eloise’s crib. Photos are able to capture beautiful memories but they also have the ability to transport you back to exact moments in time. I will cherish these moments for the rest of my life!