I did a bad thing.

But….it was in the name of love.  So that makes it ok.  At least I hope so.

I lied to my client.

One of my favorite clients.  One that I adore.

I did a maternity and newborn session with them last year.  And Emily had contacted me about doing another session with their family.  I was literally, moments away from emailing her back when my phone rang.  It was her husband….he had an idea….a plan.  Five minutes later and we would have missed the opportunity to form a plan.  He wanted to surprise Emily with a session for Valentines Day.  He’d been putting her off when she would bring up doing another session with his plan in mind.  But she’d contacted me anyway.  So we schemed together…..he booked their session but I emailed Emily back and told her I was sorry, I hated to turn them away, but I was booked.  Oh the guilt.  And she was so disappointed, yet still so kind.  I could feel it in her return email and I felt so bad, but also excited that she’d soon get her surprise!  So right before Valentines Day Emily had my blog up on her screen, she stepped away to get a drink and got back to her computer to find her gift card!  I heard that she might have been excited?!  Sneaky, thoughtful, loving husbands rock!  Even my own husband said “Man, I wish I could think to do things like that!”  Let that be a lesson to ya Stradtner!  Hehe….we got her Donny!

So I’ve been looking forward to this session for awhile, but I was in no way prepared for the fact their little toddler turned into a big girl and their little adorable newborn is toddling.  Crazy how much they have changed!!

Emily, Happy Valentines Day!!

ETA:  I now officially have a thing for little boys in cowboy boots.  Teagan WILL have a pair by week end.  It’s gonna happen.