A few months ago I wrote about how I'd given up on family sessions where kids and people sit and pose and smile and fake giggle. Well, every now and then I still ask for a fake giggle... mainly because it ends up creating a real giggle... and THAT is the giggle I photograph.
Anyway - My 2017 family sessions will involve much more movement and will document real life family moments. More casual than ever and different from what I've done in the past. I'm so excited to have a job that can evolve and challenge me. I get bored so easily so it's nice to be able to shift focus from time to time.
I graduated from high school with the beautiful mommy who's on the blog today. She welcomed me into their home to hang out with her girls, and interrupt the lives of their happy little family. We chatted briefly about their new home and elementary school plans, work and new baby stories. The girls wrapped up snack time while I set up and her husband even took a time out from the Tiger's game to hang out for a bit. What a guy.
While we did keep the kiddos still on the couch for a bit, we were all eager to get outside and move. It was one of the first warm days of spring and they were itching to get their toes in the water. We smiled and smooched on the new baby for a bit, then slipped on the summer shoes and walked down to the water.
The wind whipping through the leafless trees made for some awesome all-natural-hair-blowing-in-the-wind shots. The girls made their way through the spring mud, down the dock and everyone finally got to stick their toes in the water. It was perfect.
Cold lake water, spring air and wind, and a very very handsome, spring baby boy. It was a nice little Sunday afternoon if I do say so myself.
Thanks for letting me come visit you guys. Enjoy the baby snuggles and spring rain today.