In between weddings recently, I snuck in a little family lifestyle session with Jane, Johari, little Willow and their doggo Einstein. Thankfully there was a break in the thunderstorms long enough for us to grab some shots outdoors as well!
These sessions are always super enjoyable for everyone involved – as we essentially make it into a beautiful laid back, low-pressure playdate! It’s great to kick back in your own home, where the kiddly winks can be super comfortable. They often love taking charge, showing and sharing their favourite things and fave places to be in their little world.
I then often build on this and go to a second location once everyone is feeling relaxed! In this instance, the weather was a factor and instead we chose to use Jane and Johari’s beautiful leafy garden out back and front to get a bit more variety.
I love lifestyle sessions like these, as it also documents that moment in time, be it a milestone year, or simply to record the changes happening along the way. For example – in years to come, there might be a move on the cards or changes to the home or the family gain additional members. As such, it’s great to see these images as moments captured permanently in your own progressing little family history.
I personally am a sucker for getting the family pet involved – so it’s always a bonus doing these sessions and getting a cuddle in with the resident furballs! 🙂