I was so excited to shoot this family! The daughter was one of my first seniors eight or so years ago. And I was so touched when she reached out to me a while ago saying that she and her brother wanted to do something special for their mom. The grown up kids wanted to give mom a family photo session as a gift. Such a thoughtful and sweet gift! I did tell her, it is best if you tell her about the shoot ahead of time (speaking from a mom’s perspective here), not just have her show up and “SURPRISE! Photo time!” We (moms) absolutely will want the shoot, especially if the kids were the ones who planned it. But we also want to make sure that we are photo ready, and it is done at a good time for us, so we feel and look our best. So, that is exactly what the did. The kids gifted her the session to be held whenever she wanted it. And let me tell you, if you haven’t had family photos since your kids were little, it is SO MUCH easier now that they are older! No need to bribe the little ones to sit still, no need to force them to dress nice, just make it a day or afternoon together, photos and then breakfast! So if you have been putting it off for a while, now is as good of a time as any!
Here are a few sneak peeks from their family shoot: