I embarked on my first set of mini-sessions. Nine in all. It was a fun and totally exhausting day. And I was uber grateful that Hurricane Sandy didn’t visit until two days after the sessions were complete. As side note, everyone rocked the outfits that day- colorful, stylish, fab! So strap in, and enjoy one long blog post full of mini-session fun.
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Pretty family + pretty field…what could be better for fall photos? How about if they have an impeccable sense of style! I love it when Mom has everyone dressed right down to last detail and accessory! Mom is a sweet spirit with an infectious laugh; Dad has a good sense of humor and happens to be a great photographer himself; and little girlie has cute cheeks and blonde hair that beg for a camera to be pointed her way.
I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this family of four a couple of different times. A highlight for me when photographing this sweet family is getting to hang out with Sam. Their five-year-old has the vocabulary of an eighteen-year-old and a gregarious personality that I can’t get enough of. You can see from the pictures that he stole the show. And it doesn’t hurt that he has a cutie-pie for a sister and a really great mom and dad!
Spending time with the M family was an absolute delight! It felt like a big play-date that I happened to have a camera to capture. There was the cheery Aubrey with an independent flare and the goofy Maren who was determined to read to everyone and declared everything we did “amazing”. The smiles and love you see in these photos are a genuine capture of how they treated each other.
I love this family. So much. Brian and Bethanie are two of the most friendly, laid-back people you could ever hope to meet. Another thing that characterizes them is their love of nature. Brian is a former tree-climber turned manager of a local regional park. So it was only natural that we do the photos there and include a tree, yes a tree, that is special to him. And my little photographer self was thrilled when we were able to use an old bus as well!
So enjoy these photos of this delightful family…
Confession. I was so nervous driving to this photo shoot. This was my second time with the A Family, and they were the best kind of clients. But it was a very chilly morning and I know that cold kids usually aren’t happy kids. So instead of hanging around one place, we took a “walk” to a coffee shop stopping here and there for some pictures, re-booted the children (and the adults) with some warm drinks, and meandered back. And wonder of wonders, the kids were champs and we actually got some great shots.
So, thank you, A Family, for a lovely morning stroll!
After having to re-schedule because of snow(!) in October(!) in Virginia(!), I met up with the W family on a beautiful and far warmer afternoon this week. Mom and Dad were friendly and great to work with, but my favorite part was hanging out with the two little guys that reminded me of my sons just a few years back. There was a lot of tickling, sprinting, car noises, and all the wonderful things that come with little boys. And as a big added bonus, they cooperated like champs!