First birthdays, Father’s Day, and of course Christmas… these are just some of the most common occasions that bring people into the studio for a photo session. But there are so many other milestones that can be a great excuse to update your family photos, or create the perfect gift. Who loves the little ones in your life more than their Grandmother?? NOBODY! And there’s not much else she’d rather have than photos of her most valued treasures…
Today happens to be my mom’s birthday — Happy Birthday, Mom! My sister-in-law brought her boys into my studio this week to give their Grammy a gift she will surely love… Here’s a peek at her birthday surprise!
The weather in Cleveland must be confused because although it is snowing outside, spring is officially here! That means it is almost time for outdoor family photo sessions. Since yesterday marked the first day of the new season, we thought we would share a few images of this adorable family photo shoot to get everyone in the mood. It is never too early to start planning or to schedule your next session with Kim Ponsky Photography… give us a call!
We’re keeping quite busy around here these days! This time of year is full of families wanting photos for holiday gifts, cards and to take advantage of Cleveland’s most picturesque season. While our deadlines are approaching for holiday card orders and photographic albums, we are still booking photo shoots. So if you haven’t called yet, but still want photos, don’t wait too long!
A few months ago, I was given an opportunity that had a profound effect on me…
My job is a happy job. Couples in love, new babies, and happy families — a wonderful way to spend my days. I feel honored to get to enter my clients lives, even for a brief time, and preserve the love and the memories for them. To see what they love about each other, and capture it. Again, a happy job. For the most part, that’s the way I view what I do for a living. What I learned a few months ago was that it can be much much more.
I received a call from a client. They asked me to come to Washington DC to photograph their family. They were anxious to schedule it quickly.
A week after returning home with their second baby girl, the mother was diagnosed with brain cancer. The prognosis was not good. In all of their planning, fighting, and coping, this family reached out to me to capture them as they were. I have to admit, I didn’t quite know how to handle this. Not only did I feel enormous pressure to give them everything they could want, but my “happy” job was now bringing me to tears. A friend of mine shifted my perspective, however, when he pointed out that to request these photos meant that the family had accepted what they were facing, and wanted to give their daughters (and Dad) this gift.
The photo session was one of the most impactful I will ever face. It was wonderful and devastating all at the same time. We laughed, we sang, we talked, and we spent hours together just being… I have never felt more humbled and honored to get to do what I do for a living.
It was with great sadness that I learned this weekend of the Mom’s passing. My heart breaks for her husband and high-school sweetheart, and their two young girls. I can only hope that with time, they will look at the album of images, and smile, knowing what a beautiful and loving mother they had… although too briefly.
Here is a look back at our photo session…
I want to thank this family for the opportunity, the honor, the lessons and the inspiration they have given me. You are and will continue to be in my heart and mind.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
~ George Eliot
As much as we all have been enjoying all this summer sunshine, well maybe not today, it is coming to an end. . . And it’s almost time to welcome my favorite season. . . FALL!!! I love it! The crunchy leaves under my feet, crisp air in my lungs and the rainbow of warm colors painted across the horizon . . . UGH! I just love it!
With all that being said it’s also that time of year again to get your fall photo session on the calendar! We just want to give everyone a little reminder as events are rapidly fill up our calendar! As of right now, we have very few weekend slots available so if that is the best time for your family give me a call soon so we can schedule your session.
Also, if you’ve been thinking about fun and festive Holiday Cards for this year let us help you! We have an unlimited amount of ideas and layouts to best represent you and your family this season! Just let us know what you had in mind and watch us bring it to life! Please note, if this is something you are interested in, our cut off for your photo session is November 10. That will give us just enough time process your cards and get them in time for you to mail out!
So let’s get together and play in the leaves!
I can’t wait to hear from you!