There have been a few families out here in Jacksonville, NC, that have been so supportive to me during my journey in building my business. The Castor family is one of them. I’m so thankful every time I have the opportunity to work with them.
When my husband and I first moved to North Carolina in late 2013, I took that opportunity to pursue my love for photography. I knew from working at a studio in California that I loved newborn photography. I knew no one was going to book me if they couldn’t see what my work looked like, so I decided I would do 10 free sessions. These sessions were intended to build my portfolio, and refresh and improve my skills, because it had been several years since I worked in the studio. Now when I look back at my work I see I was completely teaching myself from scratch, since what we did in the studio was MUCH different.
The Castor family was one of those free sessions I did! They took a chance on me and I’m so grateful they did. I look at my images now and can see vast amounts of improvement. It mean so much to me that they have continued to come back. I would imagine that they have seen the growth in my work and it tickles me to have the opportunity to see their family grow.
I also got to photograph them again at their son Dominic’s 6 month milestone. So when they contacted me for maternity pictures followed by a newborn session for their little girl, I just can’t even put into words how happy I was!
They are so completely sweet and down to earth. They are happy and loving people and it truly is an honor to know them! Chad and Erika, you two rock! Thank you so much for allowing me to capture these special moments for you. Congratulations on your sweet sweet little girl!
Click the links to see how they’ve grown:
Marilyn’s Newborn Session : Coming soon!!