This weekend I met the Smith Family at a little tree farm for a family session swap. I first met Tess when we hired her to take our family photos last fall. I was just getting into lifestyle photography and fell in love her casual and fun approach to sessions. Those photos from last fall are still some of my favorite of the three of us (pre-baby). Throughout the year we got to know each other better and I am so happy that we became friends. Every now and then on Facebook I read other photographers posting about local competition and drama - but honestly, every single photographer I have met this past year has been nothing but supportive and positive and friendly. Maybe it's Cleveland but I love that we can all co-exist and - gasp! - consider each other a friend.
We met at the farm, spent a quick 15-20 minutes with each others families and it couldn't have gone any better. I absolutely love the photos she took for us (you can see them on her Facebook page - Tess Smith Photography) and I hope she loves the photos I tok for her!!