It is true that I have never been lacking in the inspiration department regarding photography, I see beautiful images in my head of all the families and babies and kids I meet everyday. Not to mention my very own four sweetie pies- my greatest inspiration. When it came time to chose a family photographer to capture my children’s first sibling portrait, well lets just say they had to be extraordinary. I really needed to be inspired by their work. My youngest twins had a tough entry into the world that included NICU stays and at home O2 for the first year. So we were a bit too overwhelmed to arrange for those beautiful baby pictures we had taken with the first twins. This first family photo had to make up for that. You can only imagine what a tall order that was and how high my expectations were. I viewed hundreds of sites. Poured over thousands of images. At last, I found Laura Siebert, her images did not just inspire me they moved me. Laura is a nationally known portrait photographer, who has been published in numerous books, photographed many featured magazine shoots, has amazing personal projects and is a mom to two handsome boys. I have never seen another photographer with a style similar to Laura’s. The way she can capture family relationships, especially sibling relationships through the lens is such an extordinary gift. Needless to say our family photographs are stunning. Laura has been photographing our family for three years and we feel truly blessed. Laura was a great inspiration to me to finally start thinking about my dreams again. In way it is daunting when you see work of that caliber, you think – no way am I ever going to achieve that! That self doubt creeps in. The bottom line is we all have to use our own gifts and create our own art. So if you want to enjoy some truly special art please go to Laura’s website at www.eyesmilesphotography.com. If you love her hire her! You will have images of your children that will truly be a work of art and a classic, timeless family heirloom. Laura is very modest, works hard and quietly. I do not think she is even aware of how well known and admired she is. Thank you Laura for being such an inspiration and a beautiful person inside and out!