Waiting For Charlie – Okinawa Family Photographer
I was contacted by Megan at the first of the year to do family and maternity photos before baby Charlie arrived in March. I was so thrilled that someone recommended me to her and she reached out for these. She said it had been some time since they had any photos taken so she gathered up the Mister and the 2 furry misters and we met out at the gorgeous red building at the Gala in Yomitan. They are moving away from Okinawa in just a few months so we had to do some traditional building photos for them as keepsakes from their time here.
Megan is so sweet and down to earth and I loved that she wanted to include the 2 furry gentleman of their family in the photos as well. I must say though I was a wee bit nervous to photograph the dogs and they definitely made me work for it! They were so sweet though and I loved how they turned out in the end. I think they’ll make excellent big brothers to Charlie.
Unfortunately since Okinawa has been quite the weather downer since 2014 started we had to reschedule a couple of times and I was starting to sweat it that we would make it under the wire before Charlie was due to make his debut. We ended up with a windy, but beautiful afternoon and went for it – so glad Mother Nature cooperated!
I met with Megan about a week after we took the photos to deliver the finished product and noticed that she had definitely dropped, but still had 2 weeks to go until D Day. She said she didn’t think she would make it to the 15th, but we all know babies get here when they want to. Charlie decided to make an earlier arrival though and celebrated his birthday a few days later. I believe he’s 2 weeks old now and I imagine getting all kinds of love from mom, dad and his 2 big brothers. He’ll be making his way back to the states this summer for a move and I’ll be surprised if Megan and Henry even get to hold him after visiting with family!