This beautiful family is pretty new to the Las Vegas area and are military, like so many families here based out of Nellis. Ashley was searching for a photographer to document her family before the holiday season, and found me. I am so glad she did!
Like so many families, she had warned me that dad was not super hip on having his picture taken (yep, frequent warning I get from moms) and her little man has stranger danger so might be slow in warming up to me (which is so common from this age, and a good thing in this day and age). Well, I do have to say that dad was such a trooper and made the session so fun. He had a great sense of humor and participated even when it might have seemed a bit goofy to him. I have found that family sessions with small children go so much smoother un-posed, and although I do really attempt in getting 'an everybody looking at me' nice family portrait at the beginning, from there on out it is all about the connections and all about the fun. I really want sessions to end with some fun memories, and capture each family member's unique personality and of course, my favorite part.. those connections. Those are what you really want to remember!
here are some of my favorites from our session together.