We are loving this Alford Family Studio Session. Michaiah is a super busy mom who carved time out of her family’s busy schedule for a portrait session. We understand how easy it is to put off things like family portraits, but it is so important to capture these memories while you can. Life can change on a dime and portraits are one thing that helps those memories alive.
Michaiah is a clinical pharmacist at St. Mary’s Hospital, mother of two very active boys, and helps a loving husband navigate their new home. Even with all of this going on, she sat down with us for her portrait design session. This was her family’s first professional portrait session, so this meeting was so important. At Hayes & Fisk, we understand the importance of guiding you through the process from planning to installation. Every step is as important as the next.
We had so much fun ironing out all of the details. Every detail was thought out, from the clothing to the location where the portrait would be hung. We were thrilled to come up with a perfect plan for it all.
For the session itself, the Alford’s joined us at our Richmond, VA studio. With two active boys, Jamie had to work quickly through the session, and as always, he kept them more than entertained. Jamie is the master at maintaining the perfect balance between artistry and implementation. This balance resulted in a stunning final product. In fact, Michaiah was so happy that she has already booked a garden oil portrait session for Lucas.
When Michaiah came to see the final product we had a long discussion about what was currently happening at the local hospitals, during the pandemic. She was explaining about the enormous amount of pressure that these frontline professionals are under right now. This got Jamie thinking. He wanted to do something to give back. So he worked with Michaiah to get permission to send food to her fellow coworkers, as a way of saying thank you. He spent hours mixing, baking, and safely packaging our famous homemade chocolate chip cookies for 47 fellow employees in her shift. It was just a little something to say thank you.