As a mother myself, I really think it's important to have family photos taken, especially to capture young children as they grow. This 7 month old boy had the most expressive face and you can tell that he's a real thinker.
And I believe that it's not only important to take photos of the kiddos, but also the parents without any kiddos. Mom and Dad need a couple photos of them in this stage of their partnership as parents.
Even on foggy fall mornings there's fun to be had during family photo sessions and that's just what happened during this session!
There was some jumping involved for the kids and I love these sessions because it really shows the kids' personalities. And what parent doesn't love photos showing their children as their true selves?
I love repeat clients and I especially love watching the kids growing up throughout the years and this family is one of those. I remember when their daughter was a couple months old and now I'm capturing the new little brother at a couple months old.
It was a foggy morning and we had some fun playing around and getting some good giggles. And through the fog, some autumn colors were peeking through, which made for some great photos.
Staying out until the sun is almost ready to set is tricky. Too dark and the photos can be a bit dark, but if you find a location that turns magical during the last moments of the day and I think the photos turn out amazing with a soft glow.
Congratulations to these two who are planning their next chapter of marriage. I only was with them for a little bit, but they were just glowing and so excited and I'm so excited for them!
This family was just too cute! Siblings will be siblings of course, but we had some fun with it (along with a reward at the end for good behavior - I do that too with my toddler!).
Some attention spans were wavering at the end, but it was quickly revived with some hand holding walking and fake laughing, and we can't forget about a fun tickle party to end the session on a good note!
Bring on the fall color and smiles for family photos! We had some fun joking around during this family session; guess which photo we had the most fun with!
I'm always grateful to document for families the different stages. Their sons are young, but someday they'll be in high school and growing up way to fast, and maybe a little too serious to do funny photos with their parents. But for now, keeping it fun is the way to go!
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