When I got the email from James and Heather to do baby pictures for them, it took me a second to realize where I recognized their names from.
Oh yeah! We worked with them through Apartment Life awhile ago! If you haven’t heard of Apartment Life, well then just keep reading because I’m going to tell you about it! Apartment Life is an organization that trains up teams and pairs them with apartment complexes where the team lives and plans community events as a way to assist the management and get to know the residents, with the ultimate goal of extending help and care to the residents in whatever way they need it at the time.
We made so many good friends through Apartment Life and Heather and James are 2 of them! Scottie and I were a team at an apartment complex in Mesa and Heather and James were a team at the same time as us at a complex just down the road.
The reason we got to know them as well as we did is because their complex was very similar to ours (low income families) with similar challenges so we did a lot of idea sharing back and forth with one another.
Scottie and I fulfilled our commitment awhile back and the only contact we’ve had with Heather and James since then was in the Facebook realm (they’re big fans of Radiant’s page) so we were totally excited when we got their email asking us to take pictures of their newborn (whom we didn’t even know existed!).
Their baby was beautiful! She was a great little model too since she mostly just laid their all cozy on her blanket…
… with the occasional screaming.
Which is not a big deal because I’m pretty convinced that babies have a secret code of honor amongst each other that says they have to cry for a certain amount of time on picture day… it’s just the law.
I always like to sneak in a few photos of crying babies anyways just because that’s part of life and it’s something parents will never get to see again once their kids are grown up!
But for the most part, she was an angel…
…and she was even patient while we sat around in the middle of her session, talking with her parents to get caught up on life!
Heather and James, it was great to see you… congratulations on your new baby girl!
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