I pulled up in front of the house and already I could see Daniels sweet face sitting in the window waving to me with a big smile on his face. Right away I knew it was going to be a great session :) We spent a few hours just playing in their back yard, which I loved! There was no big fancy planning, no props, just their family spending time together. I’m so excited that more of my clients are opting for this kind of “lifestyle” session, where I get to come in and just photograph them in their own space. The kids are always more comfortable in their own home, which helps everyone relax! This was actually their first official family portrait session, and I definitely think this is the way to do it! No big lights, no forcing the boys to sit and smile, but just letting everyone run around and play! It ends up being a bit of a workout for the parents, but the results are totally worth it :) Sean and Rebecca, thanks for letting me hang with your sweet boys for the afternoon! Hope to see you all again soon! :)
This is Daniel, he’s the baby brother :) When I walked through the door Rebecca held out her hand to shake mine, and for the first time ever Daniel held out his little hand and did the same! It was absolutely precious! He had no idea what he was doing, but if his mama was doing it then clearly it was a good idea ;) Right before I left when I was taking a picture of just Daniel, we asked him to give their puppy a kiss, and he walked up to me and gave me one instead :) between the handshake when I got there and his little kiss when I left, he had me wrapped around his little finger! :) and this is James, he’s the big brother! He has the best little giggle :) He is so creative, whether he was using his toy block as a gun or telling me a story about the fire men that go with his toy fire truck and the adventures they go on, he was so happy and easy going throughout the whole session and always had a smile on his face :) my favorite from our session :) like I said, it was a bit of a workout for Rebecca and Sean ;) love this shot though! Love Daniel’s little scrunchy nose smile here :) love this sweet moment as the result of a little sneak attack by James :) and this is Charlie! I can tell he gets a LOT of love from James and Daniel ;) oh. my. gracious! those eyes! Rebecca explained that anytime Daniel gets in trouble he makes this little pouty face you see here. They said he’s pretty sensitive and hates feeling like he got in trouble, so he will just sit and pout for a minute with these big sad puppy dog eyes! too cute :) and then one quick hug from his daddy fixes everything :) and he’s back to his smiley self :) at the end of the session we were needing a few “reinforcements” to get those last couple photos, so I said “James, show me your ‘i want a piece of CANDY smile!!'”… and this is what I got ;) ah! he just kills me in this next one! i don’t even remember what he was doing at this particular moment (I think maybe trying to tickle me with that stick in his hands?) but regardless his little puckered lips and big blue eyes are just too much to handle! SO stinkin cute!
and at the end we made sure to fit in a few pictures of Rebecca and Sean too :) another favorite :) Happy Friday!