I always consider it an honor to take pictures in someone’s home. Your home is where you are most vulnerable but also where you experience the most joy. It’s just wonderful when I am trusted with such a task. This sweet little babe has quite the arrival story. She’s actually a few weeks old in these picture because she was born prematurely. She’s the third child in this family and so very loved. This beautiful mama is incredible. I learned what she underwent to ensure the safe arrival of this little angel.
I love photographing babies right where they belong snuggled up to their mom. It’s amazing that this little person just arrived a few weeks ago but fits in so naturally with the family. To always remember what it feels like to have a newborn lying on your chest, listening and feeling your heartbeat is one of life’s sweetest moments. To see more of this session continue after the jump.
Home is where the heart is. Granny arranged for this extended family lifestyle session at their home. She told me she wanted lots of candid photographs. I did sneak in a couple of formal portraits because I wanted to see all nine people’s face’s in one frame. She wanted pictures of them playing because that’s “who we are.” She did such a great job to have a few different activities to do that the family would love. A photography session isn’t just about getting pictures, it’s about an experience and making memories that will strengthen familial bonds. Some of the family was from out of town (England actually). The oldest two grand kids were so helpful. The young man was so respectful and polite. He carried my step stool around the yard for me and helped me find the best light to take some of the group shots. This first photograph is of a game the youngest two grand kids are familiar with “Angel, Angel, Fly.” A comment on Facebook said, “looks like hurling small children into the sun.” Everyone loved it.
I was talking to one of the daughters about how she felt about taking pictures in their yard. She said it was lovely because if they needed anything they were at home and could run inside to get it. She also said that more importantly the photos have more meaning because they were taken at their home. They see the photos of the house and it’s not just a house it’s a home.
I loved watching the cousin love that was going on. The older two took care of the youngest too. They looked up to them- they wanted to be just like them and do everything they were doing. This family also did a beach session on a separate date that will be coming to the blog shortly.
Would you get your photo taken in your home or yard?