I recently shot a session with one of my regular clients at the beautiful Wethersfield Cove. Since this is Father’s Day weekend, I thought I’d highlight some of the fun father/son shots I captured that day. I hope all of my clients and readers have a wonderful Father’s Day weekend!! Here are a few of my favorites…..
Last weekend, I had my first official family session of the season! It is so exciting to be able to get outdoors again with my camera. Though I still do newborn sessions during the winter (and a few brave family sessions), it is usually from April- December that I do most of my work. For this session, we decided to shoot at Old Wethersfield Cove and though it was very flooded from the spring thaw, we were still able to get some great photos near the barn and the freshly blooming forsythia bushes. This was the type of shoot that kept me on my toes with there being both a 5 year old and an on-the-go toddler who was interested in everything and anything BUT stopping for photos. So we worked in lots of breaks and freedom to roam while I snapped shots of the cute little moments in between. I was so happy to get the adorable faces the little one made while making animal sounds, her adorable giggles when running from place to place, and the serious concentration of the 5 year old as he worked to perfect his rock skipping skills. Like most sessions I shoot with families that have toddlers, at some point, my exhausted clients (who have been chasing a wild and free little one for an hour straight) will look at me and say, “This just isn’t working! He/She won’t stand still for even a second!” To which I always respond, “I promise you, this is going far better than you think and I have lots of great photos here.”
Let this session be a perfect example of how an experienced photographer who understands and knows how to work with young children can make magic out of something that actually seems impossible. Not to toot my own horn here, but this is just the truth. I think you will see with this post that screaming, running, cranky, silly, etc. are not at all deal breakers when it comes to family photos. If you are waiting until your kids are older and able to “cooperate” for photos, then you will surely miss out on some of the most incredible moments and stages of your child’s life. If I can give you one piece of advice from a mama who knows, these times will fly by so fast….too fast. Be sure to capture them now so you can have these beautiful memories to enjoy for a lifetime.
Here are a few of my favorites from their session: