Melanie and I went to high school together and I've had fun getting to know her more as we've done shoots for Soel together. She is a part owner of Soel Dancewear and is very sweet and super smart. If you have not checked out their site, stop right now and check it out! They are so amazing, and I feel blessed that I've had the privilege of doing photoshoots with them.
Her little family is darling and I enjoyed taking their pictures! They are super fun and snugly! These kiddos seriously have some fun parents! I really try to make a family photo session into a family activity. I want the kids to have fun, I want Dad to stay relaxed and I don't want Mom to stress about getting real smiles.
Instead, I try to get the family having fun together and we stop when the kids seem to get bored for a quick play break. This way I capture real emotion during real moments. I capture the love the parent has for the child, but also the sweet, innocent love of a child for their parent- which is a bit harder ;)
Thanks Melanie for letting me spend time with you!