I can’t believe I’m saying this out loud but about 10 years ago (maybe more! eek!) this family was the subject of my first portrait session! Back then I had just bought my first professional 35mm camera and making a living by taking pictures seemed like a very scary and exciting idea. Of course things have changed for me in the past 10 years. They have certainly changed for this family as well! At our first portrait session they had one child and he was a tiny baby! Now he is pretty much a teenager and they’ve added two more kids to the mix. Now the baby of the family is a sassy little 5 year old who loves to pose! I have no doubt that I’ll be seeing this family again. Maybe for senior portraits?
I have been thinking. I think I’m going to officially start limiting my children’s portraits to only families with one 6 month old. It might hurt my business, but there isn’t an easier time to take photos of a baby! They can sit up, but they can’t move yet. Everything is awesome and makes them smile. It’s a piece of cake! Colton was no exception to this rule. He was as pleasant and smiley as a baby could be. Mom and Dad have already scheduled a cake smash for him later in the year. I’m sure he’ll be just as happy, but we shall see if he actually sits still for us!
This portrait session has been a long time in the making! Mom contacted me around Thanksgiving. She had a vision of a family portrait in a rural setting with fun farm style fences. We put our heads together and came up with some different locations. Unfortunately we were missing the fences. One day she found the perfect location with the fences we had been dreaming of. It was on private property but that didn’t stop her! She asked permission to do photos on the land and viola! Here we are after some weather cancellations and lots of planning! I know how excited everyone was to do these photos and how much research/planning went into this. Thanks for having me help make the vision a reality!