Returning clients are a treat to work with. We know one another, I get to watch the family grow and they are familiar with how my session flows – all important factors for the moment I say, “So, I have this abandoned warehouse I want to use.”
Last year when the R Family came to me for a sibling session, we chose the urban streets of Galveston, and both children, with their spirited personalities, eased right into my requests. This time, we added mom and dad for the family perspective.
I try to keep my sessions as relaxed as possible and sometimes this means letting the kids do their own thing for a little while. These moments, though, are some of my favorites. The emotions are REAL, the smiles are REAL, the looks are REAL.
Traditional posing doesn’t elicit this kind of happiness. In the image below, I had allowed Miss L to go where she wanted and then gently suggested she take a peek at the flowers in the background. When she sat, we all cheered and this was her reaction – PURE JOY!
Traditional posing also doesn’t allow the precious relationships to show as well. Miss L was tired and curled up with her daddy, which is one of the sweetest images I’ve captured lately.
I always give mom and dad a few minutes with one another, because their relationship is one to be celebrated.
We finished in a quiet parking lot with balloons. Mother Nature’s winds weren’t cooperative, but it was the perfect ending to a perfect family session.
If you would like to schedule your own family session, contact me HERE and I’ll find an abandoned warehouse for you! 😉