This family session took place in their own backyard and home. I love doing in-home family sessions. There is something so special to have photos from your own refuge- your home. There is a little nature preserve right in their backyard that is beautiful and has awesome textures from the vines and leaves. Due to the age of the baby it was decided she would be happiest in the morning. The session started later than originally planned on a bright sunny day so the goal was to find shade. The kids were awesome and so loving. Anytime I said group hug they were so quick to pile on top of each other to give hugs and kisses.
Mom has a BFA in photography (aside being incredibly flattered to do their family photos) so the goal of this session was to include her in as many of the photos as possible. She’s normally the one behind the camera and not in the photos. She looked stunning and was a natural in front of the camera. While looking through the photos, I noticed mom remained poised and smiled through all the photos. Even while her three kids were being busy she just smiled through it all. She said, “well I figured if I was at least smiling you would have one less person to worry about.” So true! I need to remember that when I am getting my own photo taken. Just smile through everything else that is going on.
Mom works for Yountique and a real go-getter. She and her husband took the family on a big road trip just a few weeks after their third was born. They center their lives around their family and I love it. As I look at these photos I can’t help but smile at the love they have for each other. Families like this always inspire me to be more loving towards my own.