For me...the best compliment that I could ever receive is for a client of mine to hire me again and again, to photograph their family, and or special events.
I met Brittany and Derek back in 2007 when they were shopping for a photographer for their upcoming wedding in June of 2008. Fortunately for me, the meeting went well and they hired me. The wedding ceremony was at my very favorite chapel in Naples, Trinity by the Cove and the reception was held at the Port Royal Club, which is located just minutes from the charming white chapel. Guests lingered by the pool sipping on cocktails while I photographed the bridal party, family and the bride and groom, as the sun was setting in the background. There is nothing like a Naples, Florida sunset.
Fast forward 11 years and Brittany and Derek have three beautiful children, William (7), Charlie (5) and Anna Brackett (3). Brittany and Derek currently reside in Charlotte, NC, but still have family here in the Naples area. When they return to Naples for family visits, they will book me to photograph their family portraits. I cannot begin to express how humble that makes me feel. There little family has been such a blessing in my life and I love to see how much the kids have grown from year to year. They are more like family to me, than clients.