FAMILY SESSION: energy galore

She found me on Instagram as a tip from her sister (whom you saw sneak peeks of earlier this week on Facebook) Their children were engaging and conversationalist right from the start...

This in turn led us to discover a commonality...

You see, we had her session on a Tuesday because Monday/Wednesdays have been training days for my girl that recently joined 4H. When my husband travels, it's more difficult to find transportation for her to participate...and so, while discussing all the fun things we're doing this summer, we happened upon our dogs...and then 4H...and then we discovered that we attended the same training on Monday!

Curiously enough, we realized that their oldest and my middle girl were actually in the same circle of training the day before as well...and we hadn't known or met each other yet.  

You can be sure that we'll be doing some daughter introductions in the future and I'm looking forward to many new friends through 4H this year as well.

All 4 kiddos had energy galore and were excited to share their ideas, enthusiasm and FUN for our session.  What had my heart exploding though, happened at the end...

Their oldest boy had confided in me that "Mom told us that if we did a good job for pictures we could get ice cream." I asked him what he thought about that.  He said, "Well, I actually thought pictures were going to be awful and we'd all be bored and be yelling and we'd want it to be over...but, this hasn't been bad at all..infact, it's been kinda fun!" 

Talk about making my night!

I thoroughly enjoyed my interactions with these kiddos and their parents...they were a breath of fresh air, even on this sticky hot day...their conversation and relationships were evidently built on a strong foundation of trust and love and respect.  

I was highly impressed!!












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FAMILY SESSION: the whole gang is here...

Normally, with family sessions, I'm needing to amp up my game...

I've got to be psyched for fake sneezes, slapstick humor and "accidentally" tripping, making faces and displaying my natural ability for touching my tongue to my nose in order to get littles to relax and just BE in front the camera.

Not so much with this gang...

Fortunately, they didn't need me to do cartwheels and happy dances to get them to smile...

Oh no...THEY BROUGHT THEIR OWN GAME...

The Dad of the gang knew his wife had a love for photos and even more so, photos that capture her children...these kiddos that are already leaving the nest (one got married 3 weeks ago and the other is getting married next week) So, he purchased a session for Christmas and once the weather permitted and all the schedules aligned, we met up at a beautiful park.

Brothers have a way of putting everyone at ease with their antics.  This family was no exception. 

I loved listening to their banter...watching their new wives interact with new family dynamics...laughing as siblings did their "thing" (reenacting sound of music) and seeing smiles permanently affixed to their faces. 

I've known them since I got married...the patriarch of the whole clan, is dad to this dad pictured here.  He was an important role model and friend to my husband as he grew up. My hubby has shared stories of amusement park outings and sitting next to Dr. Burt during church as a wee little guy, spinning his tie tack while the preacher spoke. 

This family has a legacy...they have a core, a foundation that is being taught and passed down through the generations...

It's an honor to know them! 











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FAMILY SESSION: A tiny stroll...

I know that with the correct understanding of light, composition, a solid knowledge of your camera & feeling comfortable interacting with people...9 times out of 10 you can knock it out of the park with pictures for families and seniors...

at the same time, there are little butterflies that set to fluttering around in my tummy whenever I venture to a new venue or I have clients that have been referred to me through other photographers...I want so badly to do an amazing job, as a thank you for trusting me...

I say this because I had a kaleidoscope of them flying around inside as I set out to meet up with this darling family.  First, they had been referred to me from a sweet friend in Hilliard, which is quite a haul from my home, so I don't get out there much at all...Secondly, I really only come to Worthington area for seniors from time to time, since I live up in the Delaware area and stick to LC and uptown for sessions on the norm.  However, due to their travel distance and their little guy's tendency to fall asleep on long distance trips, we needed to find a good 'in between' meeting spot.  So Worthington became our choice!

I'm thrilled that we did! 

We had our own little park oasis on that little island surrounded by quaint shops, people milling and cars driving by...Nothing phased these brothers though...they were all giggles and smiles...especially little brother who is newly becoming ONE.  It was HIS day to shine!

I loved their natural ease with their boys. Big brother was a little shy at first, but when we finally convinced his stuffed animal/ducky to help me take pictures, we got some silly laughs and adorable smiles!

I know you'll enjoy these beautiful spring colors and the story as it unfolds...













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