I don’t want to sound like a groupie, but who am I kidding, I’m just like all those drooling New Kids on the Block fans from the 90’s. I stumbled upon Bee Chalmers work through the Jinky Art fan page about a year ago. I was inspired by her work, I mean it really resonated with me. It was fun, real, honest, artistic, and her sessions told such a beautiful story. I really aspired to shoot like her – in a non-freaky way of course. 🙂 I remember wanting to contact her to say how much her work meant to me, but I didn’t want to sound stupid, pathetic or stalker-ish if you get my drift. I bit the bullet though, and wrote a message. As it turns out, it was one my best ideas! Bee was quick to respond and absolutely humble about her work and delighted to hear from a beginner. I really owe her a lot for having built up my self-esteem with each like on my Facebook page. I never dreamed we’d meet face-to-face because she lives in Vancouver, BC.
So fast-forward to November 2012 and I, Jenna Reich, was lucky enough to not only shoot her with her kids, BUUUUT she did a session with my family!!! Did my nerves make me nauseous thinking about her session??? Um, yeah! Did I want to take a couple of shots beforehand??? Absolutely. But, surprisingly, once I met her and her adorable kids, my panic fizzled and I just began shooting. We had a mere 40 minutes with one another’s families, so it was a half session really but I am so happy with my images – I mean, oh my gosh, do I LOVE them!!!! I already ordered an album with every single image from the session!!!
I guess you’re more interested in seeing the images, am I right? Well, I’ll start by showing her amazing work and then my session with her family will follow. It is a looong post – longest post I’ve ever done. But, I think it’s worth it! Isn’t cool to see two photographers shoot at the same place and the way their processing and vision can be unique? I love that so, so much!
Aren’t they incredible??!!
And now, my session with her and her babies.