What can I say about this family? Stephanie had been a photographer with us for several years and even when she decided to take the time off to be with her family and new baby Miles she was a part of our family. If you know Stephanie you know that she is sweet and kind. She makes you feel like a million bucks when you are around her because she is genuine. She takes care of her family and loves them in an inspiring way. Her husband David is her perfect match. He is completely ridiculous and seriously almost made me pee my pants from laughing at our shoot. He is also very caring and loving and and incredible dad to his two boys.
It has always been an honor to photograph them. Stephanie is one of the most talented photographers I know. She always captures people in such a real and vulnerable way while making them look incredible. Every time I do a shoot for her I get really nervous like a little kid. Will my photos be as good as if she could do it herself? Am I getting everything creative she would want. She is so talented, I just want the best for her.
As it is no secret that Stephanie has become a great friend and I admire her in so many ways. I also love spending time with her little boys. They call Miles “smiles” because he is the happiest baby around. Sam is full of energy and excitement. He always remembers me and gets excited when I am around. It has been such a blessing to see how Stephanie and David parent their kids. I know I will reference it when I have kids of my own. (Well, Steph, I might just call you up actually)
This post is a little bittersweet because the Whitehills just moved to North Carolina to be closer to family. As this was the last shoot I did for them (though I am sure I will get more chances) I was just thinking about what an impact 10 years of the Whitehills had on Colorado. I know lots of brides and grooms, moms and dads and little kids that Stephanie has had the privilege of capturing memories for will miss her. We at Elevate will miss her dearly and can only start planning our vacation out there to see her. We will say, however, good luck. We are very happy for you to be close to your family. Know that you always have family here to come back to!
We love you!