There is nothing more wonderful than doing a photo session at someone's home where there are lots of old buildings and plenty of land. Plus I think November is one of my favorite times of year to be out with my camera. I love the bare trees, brown grasses, cat tails, plus the light is great. This sweet young family was great to work with! At the start of their session a couple of them informed me they weren't big fans of being photographed but by the time we were finished the five year old was coming up with more shots we should take! I hope you enjoy your preview!
I just adore photographing this family! They are relaxed, fun and extremely beautiful. They live in a most amazing location, with access to a view that literally takes your breath away. We drove to the highest point of their land and aside from how extraordinary it was, the silence was even more so. Not a car could be heard, just the wind and three cackling crows. We gathered and ate blueberries and wondered about the many shrubs full of dark berries that we suspected to be elderberry. If they are, oh my, what a find!
Okay, the photos! Much more important than words!
Mallory brought home a surprise bouquet of balloons for Rosy. One happy girl!
I think it's safe to say that Rosy adores cats, and it's a pretty equal love shared by both child and feline.
So there you have it - a sneak peek of your fabulous session. Stay tuned, I will have the rest of your photos very shortly!
Madox, the birthday boy, turned two. He is the funniest, sweetest happy-go-lucky toddler I've ever met. His expressions are priceless! The good thing about being born in the summer is birthday parties can be outdoors and usually involve water.Read More
It's fun to finally be in front of a family with young children again! I know parents of young children are so conscious about how their wee ones are behaving, especially with someone new to them and when that someone new is taking their photos. But I want you to know something. I am a mom. I have two of my own. I raised them myself and believe me I know with every fiber of my being what it is like to be in the limelight. I know what it is like to always wonder how people think of me as a parent when my children were not acting "perfect." By the way, what is "perfect" for a three year old? Play. Lack of a long attention span. Busy. Curious. In the moment, which doesn't last for more than a blink of an eye. Etc, etc.And so, what I am saying is don't worry! I am not here to photograph your child who is quietly sitting still with a big smile on their face as they stare at my camera. Unless that is exactly what they do and who they are, it isn't going to happen. As a family photographer, my only goal in my mind when I go to a job is to document real moments in your family's everyday life. Children are very good at this, which is why I truly love to photograph them. I LOVE to have to be quick on my feet and snap away, because I know, without a doubt that when I get home to upload a session onto my computer that I will have priceless photographs. I will have little smirks, sweet smiles, pouty faces and genuine glimpses of what your life actually looks like. The photos here demonstrate what I mean.
Sometimes in order to get at least one portrait type smile you have to allow and even encourage silliness!
It's important to stay on top of their game because you will eventually get that shot for the grand parents, as you will see below.
In between the antics of little Abby, I managed to steal a couple of precious mommy moments with their one month old.
Dress up time! I know, a lot of photos of big sis, but you just have to go with the flow ~
And when the pouty, I am over stimulated face appears, that is when I know the session is over.
And now back to editing the rest so I can put up the family's gallery! Thank you so much for a fun morning! I hope you enjoy the photos so far ~