In the Middle of Joy

When I get to document families, like this one, I feel so VERY, VERY lucky. These opportunities to photograph the fleeting chapters of our lives as parents of young ones reminds me why I began working professionally as a Photographer. These are the stories we never want to forget. So we ask someone we trust to capture them for us. Something I don't ever take lightly.

My goal for every family is that they have the space to play, interact and relax together during our session so the images we capture are natural, authentic and tell a true story. When after our session mom sent me this message, I knew this had been accomplished, and it thrilled my heart:

...everyone is feeling pretty happy about this... [it] was a great occasion to hug and enjoy each other’s company!

Those joyful, laughing, heartfelt pictures result naturally when it comes from a genuine place within. Our afternoon ended with a mini-cake smash for A's 1st birthday!  I can't think of a better way to end a session than all-you-can-eat cake, anyway!

N Family, Thank you for letting me in on your joy. I loved spending time with your family, and look forward to our paths crossing again.