The beautiful mama of the two adorable boys you see here reached out to me months ago to schedule an extended family session to coincide with when they were here visiting family and would all be together. They had been together for family sessions before so were pretty comfortable in front of the camera.
Kerry is an incredibly talented graphic designer at Olive and Emerald. She was so easy to communicate with and really expressed in her questionnaire and in our communications that unposed and lifestyle images were often times her favorites of her family together- and right there she had me fully on board. These truly are my favorites as well, I feel like they transport you back in time to how you FELT at your session, how full of personality your children are at this age, and really hone in on those connections you have with each other.
I am not going to lie, I was a bit nervous about photographing such a large group, because it can be a bit tough with so many different personalities and children under the age of 5, it can quickly get off track if someone is having a bad day or doesn't want to be there. But, from the second they all got out of their cars, my fears melted away. They were such a fun-loving and laid back family, and you could tell that they all just adore each other. They interacted so naturally with one another and just really had such a fun time together. They let me direct them completely and just totally went with the flow. I love what we captured because of that! Here are some of my favorite images from our session together.