Serendipity is an amazing thing when it happens. When you get swirled up in it and you know something special is happening it’s an amazing and rare experience. Do you know what serendipity is? Here’s the official definition:
Now here’s the way it went down on March 16, 2016 at Frameable Faces…
Me: Frameable Faces this is Doug!
Phone Caller: Uh hello – we have a bit of an urgent situation here with a maternity session…. um – you see my wife…. well are you available to take photos of my wife today?
Me: Wait – is she in labor?????
Phone Caller: Well no she’s not in labor – it’s not an emergency like that or anything. Let me explain. Here’s what happened…
What happened was that Nick and Jen were 36 weeks pregnant and had a maternity photo session planned with another studio that day. They were all prepared with clothing and Jen had her hair and makeup done only to be told that the studio had double booked them and they were out of luck. Sorry, no go, thanks for playing. Nick did a quick search on Yelp, came across Frameable Faces and took a chance with a phone call. Now keep in mind that this is NOT how we do photo sessions here. We don’t take walk-ins as a general rule with no consultation ahead of time to plan the session where we can get to know the clients and make sure everyone is prepared and on the same page. But these folks were in a bind and we didn’t have any appointments that afternoon – and my gut (after checking with Ally) said to go with it.
We were not expecting a session that day, and they were not expecting to have to shift gears and drive almost a half hour to a studio they didn’t know on the fly for a maternity session which can be a relatively intimate affair. But from the moment they walked in we connected – it felt right and it turned out to be one of the best maternity sessions we’ve ever done. What a wonderful couple – we even broadcast some of the session live on Periscope and you can watch the replay below, but before we get to that let’s see a couple of the photos!
How cute are they?
We used two different backdrops starting with the black above and the next photo is also on the black with the sari stretched out behind Jen and her hair gently blowing – beautiful!
Now let’s take a look at our behind the scenes action from the session. First we have our fun 6 second looping Vine:
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Now we have the replay of the live Periscope broadcast from our YouTube page! If you haven’t downloaded Periscope yet you should do so immediately! You can follow us there (and just about everywhere else) at the handle @frameablefaces at this link:
Now let’s get back to a couple of gorgeous photos of Jen on the white background. So beautiful, so angelic!
Breathtaking indeed… And we’ll leave you with one more:
We can’t wait to meet the baby! Maybe, just maybe you’ll have a chance to meet the baby here too! We were thrilled to be able to meet these two, photograph them and present them to you! We hope you enjoyed the highlights – serendipity indeed.