Jess and I have been in the same book club for a few years now, and I was SO happy when she asked me to take photos of her family. Zayla has the BEST personality and Pax is the smiliest toddler. 🙂
It was a HOT day when we took these photos and the sun was right above us, but that meant we got some great pictures in the shade.
These two just make me so happy. Zayla loves her brother and he gets a huge kick out of watching her and laughing.
A delightful, happy family. 🙂
As I looked out my kitchen window a couple of weeks ago as I was getting ready for the Sheahan’s family session, I was a *little* nervous about the clouds and drizzle and wetness. Laura, the sweet mom in these photos, and I texted back and forth about the weather. On the one hand, no one likes taking photos in the pouring rain (most people aren’t looking for the “drowned mouse” look). On the other hand, it’s been the wettest Spring here in Oregon in 75 years, so the rain might never go away.
“We’re up for it if you are!” was Laura’s text to me, and I’m so glad we decided to go with it! Not only are their pictures super cute (her boys are adorable and full of fun!), but they have that classic “This is what life in the Pacific Northwest looks like” feel to them. 🙂
I think one of my favorite pictures of the whole session is this last one, above. Laura and her husband were posing for a cute photo and their boys just HAD to get in on the action and posed themselves right along side their parents! 😀 Adorable.
One thing that I most enjoy about photographing siblings is how different they can be. 🙂 During this family’s session, Tabor (the oldest) was shy and a little timid, while his brother Archie (the soon-to-be middle child) was all personality.
As we walked through Clackamette Park, Tabor started to open up a little bit and I got to even see his goofy side. 🙂
Danica is one of the strongest moms I’ve ever met — she’s pregnant with their third and due in just about a month or so and was able to pick up Archie and carry him for part of the way! Amazing! Corey was careful and understanding with each of his boys — helping them with their jackets (which matched! so cute!) and making silly faces to get them to giggle.
The new baby will be lucky to join this family. 🙂
One thing I think is hard for most parents, but moms especially, is getting in the picture with our kids. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: get in the photo!
When Meaghn contacted me about a family session, she thought it would be fun to do one in their home, and with the weather being what it is here in January, I totally agreed! She also said she very much wanted pictures of her and her husband playing with the kids. Wonderful!
Their kids were so fun and the boys, Liam and Mikey were SO excited to see me and eager to play… and jump on their parents’ bed. 🙂
Their littlest, Edie, was just starting to figure out that she wanted to crawl and it was fun to watch her try and stretch her body juuuuuust as far as it would go. (And see? Meaghn gets to be in the picture!)
Before our session, Meaghn told me she saw a photo of a couple drinking coffee in their kitchen that she wanted to try and replicate. As we were taking the photos, she and Ryan told me the story of how they happened to meet by chance in a coffee shop and watching them relive that day (before three kids!) in their minds and seeing the expressions on their faces was about the sweetest thing.
In conclusion? One of the cutest families with the spunkiest of children. 🙂 Thank you, Joy Family, for letting me document this time in your lives!
I took Fresh 48 and Newborn photos of Camden, and I can’t believe he’s this big already! We had to reschedule his session a few times (darn colds and teething!), but he was still six months old when we took these, so it all worked out. 🙂
(This kid has some STRONG legs!)
One of the challenging things about photographing this age, I think, is how much they really want to be moving everywhere, but they just aren’t as fast as they want to be yet.
But, they are totally smiley, anxious to get into things, and bright-eyed so shoots like this are completely fun. 🙂 Also, if the next picture isn’t the most quintessential older-sister/younger-brother look, I don’t know what is. 😀
One thing I’ll almost always ask moms when I take pictures of their little is whether or not they want a picture with their kiddos. I know as a mom that it’s hard to always be in the picture because so we’re often we’re the ones taking the pictures. Camden’s mom, Lauren, took me up on my offer and showed me a picture of her and her daughter that she wanted me to try and recreate.
I almost can’t handle the sweetness.
I’ve known Ingrid and Jason for a couple of years now, and their family is so fun! Their youngest, Peter, just turned a year old a few weeks ago and I can’t get enough of him in these photos. Those eyes! So adorable.
But! I can’t talk just about Peter! Their older two were so excited to get their pictures taken (not true of all children, I assure you!) and had their best smiles ready to go.
It was also my first photo shoot at the Rhododendron Garden and I was a little nervous about the lack of blooms, but it was still so picturesque and beautiful — even in November. 🙂
I can’t even believe the tiny little squidge you see here is almost two months old now! I took these photos in November when he was just home from the hospital.
Also, Tristan’s older brother was the most wonderfully behaved big brother ever! He did such a good job of gently holding the new baby and was so happy to sit and coo and smile at him. They make the most adorable pair!
I love capturing these sweet moments between a baby and its parents, but I think I like it most when it’s the second or third baby. The first baby gets ALL the pictures (trust me, I’m the oldest, I know), so I make sure to get pictures of the baby and their parents together. In the name of fairness. 🙂
This last photo is one Tristan’s mom took with his older brother. What a cute idea!