Few things tug at my heart so deeply as watching interactions between children and their parents. Most of the time I am photographing high school seniors as they are about to embark on that great journey to college and beyond. It always makes me a little sad that my own children are grown and nearly done with college and my house is becoming more quiet, less cluttered and cleaner. Ten years ago I probably tripped over a pair of cleats in the mudroom and wished for days without the clutter. I didn’t know then that it would eventually come to an end. I didn’t know that I would yearn for the evenings sitting around our kitchen table having dinner and my husband asking the kids about their day, or about who they sat with at lunch, or when they needed to hand in the field trip money.
One of the things I wish I had, and am now introducing for my clients, is a photographic session of our family spending time together at home…just being us. The journey of a Saturday morning from wakeup to meltdown. A peek into family life that isn’t rarely seen in photographs. Nothing staged, completely organic, and beautiful in its simplicity.
This session I’m sharing today was completed a few weeks ago with my friend Tricia’s family. I made a specific request on FB for a family with younger kids, who wouldn’t mind me coming REALLY early to their home, and photographing everything that occurs during the morning…warts and all:-) Tricia, who is also a wonderful photographer, answered the call along with 7-8 other families. I loved the idea of Tricia’s family because of her willingness to let me “do my thing”. Besides that, she and her husband and two kiddos had just moved into a home with AWESOME light! It is a photographer’s dream:-) I loved everything about this session and can’t wait for the one I’m shooting tomorrow morning! If you’re interested in a session, shoot me an email or give me a call.
Meet the Owens Family…..I tried sneaking in before the kids woke up…someone caught me:-)
Big brother started by bouncing out of his bed, and heading to find a book.
As we moved downstairs things became a bit louder and we moved from one activity to another with rapid speed. I just love the energy:-)
The Owens’ get a delivery from Green Bean Groceries every two weeks. Tricia informed me if she forgets to personalize their order, they sometimes get interesting fruits and vegetables they hadn’t tried before. Big brother was trying out what seemed to be a cross between a peach and tangerine…if there is something like that. His reactions were priceless.