Julie and I met a little over a year ago at Las Damas de Fairbanks. We both contribute to Fairbanks Living Magazine, she as the featured family writer and I as the photographer. We would share stories about our jobs and parenthood – it was clear that she loved both so much! Julie is a realtor with Pacific Sotheby’s in Rancho Santa Fe. She needed updated headshots for the new redesign of their corporate website. Excited at the opportunity to work together, we scheduled her photo shoot and, after hearing her son and daughter were home on college break, I invited her to bring her children with her. With the talent of make-up artist Jackie (J’Ellis Faces) and impressive genetics, Julie was camera-ready in a little less than an hour. We captured the corporate required headshots first, then a few of her for use on social media. After 30 minutes, her children arrived and we captured multiple shots of them together, individually and in groupings. We quickly realized we needed to schedule another shoot so the entire family could be together. But, as moms, we both agreed that every mom deserves beautiful photos of her with her children. And no matter how old our children get, they’ll always be our babies in our hearts.