I’ve known this family for quite some time now. Some families you photograph over and over again start feeling like family. Such is the case with this sweet girl. And I fell in love with her mama too. She was always so kind to me, would come to many of photoshoots for her grand babies, and would always give me heartfelt thanks and hugs. I was so sad when I heard she had passed away. Having lost a parent myself, I knew the grief this little family would be going through. It is never easy to lose someone you love so dearly. I know they have missed her so much. Especially these sweet little kiddos!
I know I know! You are seeing a million blog posts from me coming through. I’m playing catch up! I hate for any of my beautiful shoots to not be shared. My business had to be put on hold the last few mths for any of the little extras like blogging, facebook and instagram. I took what time I could and spent it visiting my brother in law and spending family time before he died in November. Then it was grieving time, then Christmas, and here we are. Months behind on posting, but it was needed. Thank goodness I work for myself and it allows me to take the time I need to put family first. But now I’m loving going through all my past shoots and getting them out there for the world to see.
First let me start off by telling you how much I love this pretty mama! She is strong, amazing, kind, gracious, talented, and such an amazing mom! She does all the things with her kids that I wish I could muster up the energy to do. Her kids are so kind, and so talented. I had such a wonderful time on this shoot with them all, and it turned out so beautiful thanks to these sweet kiddos participating in the experience so well!
The older I get the more I realize just how important family is. The more I want the "younger generation" to realize how important family is. And the more I realize that as the "younger generation, I never listened much to what the "older generation" had to say. I thought I knew best. Now what I wouldn't give back to GO back. To be young again, and spend so much more time with my loved ones. With my dad. With my siblings. And eat up every moment and memory I can. It's a blink of the eye and it's gone. Replaced with time. And it only gets busier and busier as the years go by. At the end, family is what matters most.
When you have a lot of little kiddos who don't like to hold still very long, or participate very long, a mini family shoot is the way to go. The session is 35-40 mins long, and we get all the photos we can in the time the kiddos are in the mood to play and be happy. They are cheaper shoots and still give you a lot of photos without the kids melting down from the shoot being too long. No one wants to walk away from a shoot feeling like it was exhausting. It's my goal to just have you have a fun time and enjoy every minute of the shoot. So let's set up your shoot and just have some fun!
The cute little girl in this family is one of my daughters best friends. They are two peas in a pod and it reminds me of my days hanging out everyday with my best friends. I love seeing my children make relationships that mean so much to them. This location was perfect, and I loved every shot I got from this session, it was so much fun hanging out with this family.
I love the fall colors from this session, Fall always makes for beautiful photos. My fall is booking out very quickly, so if you are wanting family photos this fall, now is the time to get on my calendar. Be sure to message me and let's see when we can get you in for photos in time to send out cards for the holidays… See more of this session on the blog!
Spring is here with Summer close to follow and it's the BEST TIME to book your Family Reunion photo shoot. I just heard from a grand daughter of a family I shot for this past summer. Her sweet grandma booked me, and she and I had talked a lot this past summer setting up the shoot, talking details of what was important to her, printing out some large gorgeous canvases from their shoot, and I just grew to love her so much. She was so sweet and I remember after the photo shoot she pulled me into her arms and kissed both my cheeks. Her grand daughter texted that she just passed away. Not even a year after we did the photos that meant so much to her. How this touched my heart. This life goes so swiftly, and recording these memories for the next generation is so incredibly important! I know they meant so much to her. Don't put it off another year... you never know what the year will bring. Now is the time to be sure you preserve what is most important in this world...your family.
I have had the privilege to photograph this family below for the past couple of years and I love them so much! Every session with them has been so beautiful and such a fun time with an amazing family.
These guys are so adorable! Having three girls myself, I have a special place in my heart for other moms and dads with three little girls, and look at sweet these three are! We had a lot of fun playing together on this shoot and playing games for giggles. I love this sweet mama too! She is always so kind, and I love her cute French accent! Thanks for coming to play with me every year! I love my repeat customers, which is why when I raise prices, I still give my families who have been with me year after year a great deal. I love them, and I appreciate them. YOU are who make this dream possible for me...to be able to record family memories for generations to come.