I gave up family photoshoots for a while. They were often the same smiling poses in parks, and while I realize those photos are important, they began to feel stale to me. When Alyssa, the mother of this family, contacted me, I said yes to a family photoshoot for the first time in a while. She basically just wanted me to tag along with them hanging out, to take candids of them in the field behind their home. And that’s exactly what I love to do.
I was goo-goo eyed over their little blonde one year old, and bonded with their oldest about the Avengers. I even found out that Alyssa had been an art major, and so I got to talk with her about topics that I just don’t get to talk about that often. It was an evening that made me feel extremely content, and I left with a very full heart and a new passion for family shoots.