Session Share: Making Memories!
Inspiration: My soul inspiration is always the same. My clients. These four beautiful faces. I had met Dad on a commercial assignment I had for a local high tech company. He asked me if I photographed families.That was a big YES! He told me how wonderful his family was and how beautiful his children were. His excitement to share my information with his wife was so sweet. Our first session was derailed with an all day rain. Our next date was at the end of October on one of the most beautiful fall days. The love this family has for one another is inspirational and and their kindness overwhelming. I wanted to be sure to capture that for them.
Favourite element: I love the light in this session. We were blessed with so many sunny days in Ontario this year and that I was grateful for.
Biggest challenge: The biggest challenge is always wanting to capture who that family is. Translating what I see and feel about them into a photo.
What the client said: “Words are not enough. I can’t even begin to express the feelings I have looking at these photographs…you have captured the inner spirit of each of my children. The expressions you have captured are so true to them, C is the little ham and M is more serious and introspective. You have a true gift! These moments will be forever cherished! I don’t know how I am going to pick a few for our family wall they are all worthy to be on display, I may just have to rotate through them all, every couple of months, or go out and by a lot more frames! I look forward to our next time together and can’t wait to see what you have in store for our family next year.”
Photographers Final Words: I would like to share this with you. Something I wrote on my Facebook page that sums up how I am feeling towards the photos I have of my own family and those of the families I work with since the events of last Friday.
“And now back to the reality of today. That reality that sits in the back of our minds and in the pit of our stomachs all day. The reality that we all wished was only a really bad dream when we wake in the morning. I know a lot of people struggling with the deaths of those innocent, beautiful young people last Friday and I am one of them.
As I emptied the mailbox today with my usual excitement of the Christmas card season I found myself looking at each of the photos on those cards in a different light. One in particular hit me. Hard. I stared at it for a long time. I sat and cried in my car. (In my car because, like a child, I cannot wait to get home to open them) Mom, Dad and son. Embracing. Smiling. Loving. Trusting. Believing. Hoping.
As I prepare for my year end blogpost, I am looking at all of the families I had the honour of working with this year with a renewed intensity. I can always feel the love of a family at my sessions. I feel their joy, hope, and connection. I can see it through my camera and feel it in my soul. But I am looking at those happy moments and holding onto them even tighter than I did before. Much love to you all in this very sad time…”
Hold onto your memories, hug your photos and know the world is grieving with you.
napcp contributor meet Hilary Camilleri
About the Contributor: My name is Hilary Camilleri and I deeply passionate about children and family photography! I am based out of Kitchener/ Waterloo, Ontario.
New in the NAPCP Store: Snapshot Travel GuideHave you been looking for that perfect summer travel buddy? Someone who will inspire you, push you to explore your surroundings and take it all in? Well, we’re here to tell you a secret … you don’t need one! We’ve created the perfect travel buddy for our photography-loving friends (that you can print)! Introducing the […]
2017 Best New Emerging Child Photographer Finalists Announced!Our judges spent time getting to know each and every one of the 25 semifinalists and have chosen the top six photographers for NAPCP’s 2017 Best New Emerging Child Photographer! Your 2017 Best New Emerging Child Photographer finalists are here and we couldn’t be more excited to share these awesome artists with you all (from […]
June Inspired Magazine: Featuring the First Half 2017 Image Competition Winners!Click here to read our June magazine featuring the winners our First Half 2017 Image Competition as well as our 25 Semifinalists for the 2017 Best New Emerging Child Photographer Contest! Don’t forget, Inspired is now printable! Print your copy straight from MagCloud, and share your favorite pieces with friends, family and clients. Save
Semifinalists Announced!With excitement, we are elated to present you with the semifinalists of our 2017 Best New Emerging Child Photographer Contest! NAPCP is seeking our industry’s newest stars, and thanks to you the photographers below made it to the second round of our contest. These child and family photographers will now move to the third round, […]
We are so delighted that you are here. The National Association of Professional Child Photographers is an association whose mission is to promote and support the artistry and integrity of professional child photographers. To accomplish this mission, NAPCP provides the most comprehensive resources for its members, bringing together a community of passionate artists committed to growth in their skills, their artistry, and their businesses.
NAPCP.com (formally pronounced "NAP-C-P") is a place where professional child photographers can come and connect, learn, teach, aspire and grow. It is also a valuable resource for parents who are looking for a professional child photographer in their area, and want to be inspired and educated about our specialized industry.
June Inspired Magazine: Featuring the First Half 2017 Image Competition Winners!
Click here to read our June magazine featuring the winners our First Half 2017 Image Competition as well as our 25 Semifinalists for the 2017 Best New Emerging Child Photographer Contest! Don’t forget, Inspired is now printable! Print your copy straight from MagCloud, and share your favorite pieces with friends, family and clients. Save
Summer Birthday Pack: Printables, DIYs and so much more!
Summer is officially upon us folks! Time to soak up some sun, enjoy the longer days and hunker down for the wave of birthday invites to soon flood your inbox. But fear not! If you have been tasked with planning an epic summer fling, it just so happens that we have an equally epic birthday kit perfect for […]
May Inspired Magazine: Featuring the Inspired Gallery Event Winners!
Click here to read our May magazine featuring the winners of our Inspired Gallery Event! Don’t forget, Inspired is now printable! Print your copy straight from MagCloud, and share your favorite pieces with friends, family and clients. Save Save
Announcing the Inspired Gallery Event Winners!
Hello friends! After much excitement and anticipation, we are absolutely thrilled to announce the winners of our Inspired by NAPCP Gallery Event. In contrast to our bi-annual International Image Competitions, the NAPCP Inspired Gallery Event was creative in nature and gave both members and non-members the chance to place in one of three categories — […]