You know sometimes you meet people who you just instantly click with and you want to hang out with again and again? Though I often find myself saying that about our clients, this family definitely fell into that category for me after first meeting them but a couple of weeks ago (and I was lucky enough to convince mom to hang out with me once more since then!).
When I first spoke to mom we were practically finishing each other’s sentences about our ideas for where and when to meet for pictures..
“I’m thinking something out in nature, in Spring-”
“Ooh you know I’ve been dying to do pictures outside in the daffodil glades that bloom for a few weeks in Spring, let’s – ”
“At the arboretum? Oh my gosh that’s exactly what I was thinking! Yes!”
Or so that’s generally how our initial conversation started
And then the day of our session arrived… and it rained. *sigh*
So we pushed back our date to meet up and we were lucky enough to finally get a bright, sunny morning to play around outside in our daffodils like we had all envisioned (as I always tell clients, these pictures are yours to treasure for life so good weather is absolutely worth waiting for!). We played among the flowers, gave each other lots of kisses and tickles (well, they did all the work on that one), laughed (a LOT), and when it when all said and done I even convinced mom to come have a playdate with me and my ‘babies’ (see below) One of my favorite parts about getting to know this family was how unbelievably sweet and adoring Addison was on her baby brother Ethan. Before our session, when mom described her session vision to me she said she wanted to mostly capture the kids with just a few family shots in between. She said “my daughter adores my son. People comment on it all of the time and I would really love to capture that affection and bond between the two of them.” For a family photographer to hear that is like winning the jackpot. Siblings’ affection and interaction isn’t something that photographers can just make happen. Though we can certainly coach kids into doing something that looks good on camera, you just can’t fake that kind of bond between brothers and sisters. And mom wasn’t exaggerating at all as Addison truly loves her baby brother more than anything in the world.
Anyway, here are but a few of my favorites from our time that day so you can see for yourself just how much fun I had. A big thank you again to this family for making it a really wonderful morning and for allowing me to capture them and all their awesomeness XO
above: Hard to believe these daffodils come and go so quickly. I went back to the same spot but a week later and most of them were already wilted away.. I suppose that’s part of what makes them so special.
(below) A few from our playdate with her babies and ‘mine.’
above (right): I just loved Addison’s messy side pony.. a staple of every little girl’s childhood!
above: this shot is just pure perfection for me. I love how you can see how gentle Addison is holding lil’ Suzy, how her (or his?) webby feet are just dangling out of relaxation, and Addison’s wispy hair all over the place.. love love love. I’ve already ordered an 8×10 print for my office to remember my time with the duckies by
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