Oh, I love this session. Not because everyone is perfectly looking at the camera and smiling. That’s actually what I love about this: that this family is just loving on one another. Mama told me all she wanted was to capture her children the way they are right now. Guys, this is music to my ears! So often parents get so stressed out about how their children will behave during photo sessions. They even spend most of the session correcting their children and telling them to do something. I think a beautiful truth is often forgotten. The best gift photography can give you is the gift of capturing a memory of your present, of reality, of the life you live and the ones you love. That’s what you want to remember when you look back in years from now: them as they are. You as you are. And if I am able to capture even a tiny bit of the true essence of your family, then my heart’s desire will be fulfilled.
Toddlers, a baby, grandparents…the best kind of mess and fun. The first time I met them the twins were just babies. So glad they came back! I love watching families grow!