Chatman Family // Ridgecrest Family Photographer

As I write blog posts about all of my recent sessions, I am reminded of how blessed Paul and I are to be living in Ridgecrest. Even though it was a huge shock when we got the news we were coming here, even though I complain about it a LOT and don't make my excitement in moving a secret....we have been immensely blessed during our time here. The main reason is the people. The people and families that God has put into our lives while we have been here. 

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The Chatmans are one of those families. I hear a lot of photographers complain about having friends for clients. I am dumbfounded by this. I am so happy to have so many close friends who are also my clients. I know their families in a way that helps me photograph them better. We are all a little more relaxed and I think that shows. 

I loved how fun and colorful their outfits were for this session. The boys were a riot and I even tried out a new technique on them. In the very last picture in this post, I had my shutter open for around 4 seconds and told the boys to run around mom and dad. It took a few tries and we had to actually slow them down because in the first few shots, they didn't show up at all!! I think next time I try it I will slow them down even more to have them show up a little better. Either way, they had a great time and I love all of these images from their session. They haven't had family pictures done since the smallest guy was not even born yet! And he is not so small anymore!