It seems like so many of the things people frame as “avoid at all cost” scenarios in photography – the things that you’re supposed to try to work around or prep against – are the exact things I find most inspiring.
A dark lit nursery.
A cloudy day.
A home with no furniture.
You can plan and prepare and style your heart out, but then there’s mother nature.
Then there’s the baby’s spit-up.
Then there’s snow in the forecast.
Then it’s not perfect.
But oh, is that not the whole point!?
The whole beauty in family photography to me is the opportunity to see your life as a canvas, to celebrate the unusual, the chaotic, the dreary, the vibrance, every angle and with a little messiness.
Of course you want to capture the growth and the memories. But that is so accessible on a daily basis.
The blur of vibrant connection between people. The roots of family. A painting of movement and closeness and abundance in spite of any scenario. The honoring of people who are beautifully unique and folded together regardless of sun, rain, wind, or storm. Regardless of attitudes or wardrobe.
This outdoor family session with a sweet little 6 month old baby took place on a cold December day. It was about 35 degrees and the sky was completely covered with clouds. We kept little guy bundled and close to mom and dad to stay warm and feel safe, moving a lot and working quickly to beat both the cold and quickly approaching sunset from overcast conditions.
If you want to experience what that feels like, read more about the Firefly session experience here and let’s connect.
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