Reason 1,051 on Why I Love My Job

I was preparing for a presentation for an organization I am a part of, PPSCNY  (on a side note, if you are interested in learning more about photography this is a great organization to be a part of to learn and grow-click link PPSCNY to learn more!) and while preparing I dug through my old archives and started reliving sessions of families that have chosen to have me document their life & family since the beginning of CBP and my heart filled with so much joy looking back on moments captured!  This is one of my favorite things about my business, seeing my clients year after year, if not multiple times per year, and watching them grow.  Seeing their lives change, whether getting married, starting a family, growing a family, their babies growing into toddlers, and watching their personalities grow and develop.  I am sure you hear me say it all the time the joy I have for being able to do what I love to do and how grateful I am to each person that steps in front of my camera to document them, their life, joy, happiness and occasional tears!

I wanted to share a few clients that I went through for this presentation and share some moments captured through the years!

This beautiful family won a contest I held when I first started out.  I met them and their sweet baby girl at 3 months old.  Saw her again at 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, a year and a half old, when she got a baby sister, and when her baby sister turned one this past summer.  Watching her grow, her smiles, sassy attitude, her love for her sister grow has been such a blessing.

I met these two sweet humans when they were looking for a wedding photographer.  Seeing their love for each other at their engagement session, saying their vows, being blessed with pregnancy and then meeting their sweet baby girl and documenting her first year of life was incredible.  They also hold such a special spot in my heart. ❤ (ps. I have to blog her cake smash from the summer, it was so perfect!)And another beautiful family who are also close friends to our family.  I Just love watching these girls grow!  I look forward to each year seeing them, and documenting moments between the whole family, they are always so fun!  They are getting so big and are always so so sweet. Cannot wait for the fall to see them again ❤ We all have or at least should have different and our own idea of success so mine is that I get to do what I love every day & spend a lot of time with my sweet baby boy.  That saying we have always heard growing up if you find what you love to do you won’t feel like you work a day in your life applies to me and I have to thank each one of you who continue to have me be a little part of documenting your life that fulfills a part of my life each day.

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I Always Wanted to Be a Rockstar!

I am sure we have all been there, our hands clenched in a fist with that invisible microphone in front of the mirror, or hairbrush in hand jumping on the bed, dancing around the room, belting out our favorite song. And maybe to go as far as imagining a crowd there to see you, chanting, hollering joyfully eager to hear you sing.  Then jumping into the crowd, crowd surfing while you rock out to all your fans! Anyone relating to this yet?!   Oh the childhood imagination at work. 🙂

Well sadly (and gratefully) I found out early on that I was tone deaf and was NOT gifted with a great voice.  I remember the day perfectly…I found my brothers recorder and I decided to sing into it a song I rocked singing, You Were Meant for Me by Jewel. Well sadly my dreams of becoming singer came to a complete crash when I hit the play button, what I heard and what others would hear were evidently different!! So at 13 years old I decided my singing would be nonexistent or should I dare to continue it would be alone with my imaginary microphone.

On June 8th 2017 we were blessed with this beautiful baby boy, Luca and my rockstar self was reborn!

Luca means Light, and he was about a week or two old when I sang to him for the first time, This Little Light of Mine, and he gave me the biggest smile.   Now, it may have been gas but I humbly decided it was because he loved mommy’s singing voice 🙂 He is almost 7 months old and I sing to him often.  Whether we are swinging around the dance floor (our house), cooking to Italian music, morning ABC’s, or rocking him to sleep, I sing shamelessly!  He looks at me and smiles, its calms his tears, helps him fall asleep, and the really silly made up songs can get a giggle.  So although my dream of being a singer was crushed at 13 years old, today I am the best kind of rockstar there can be and I have the best, biggest fan. ❤

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I will end with this quote “Not all of us can do great things but we can do small things with great love.”
~ Mother Teresa

Have a blessed day!

Cylinda B