A wonderful short and sweet mini session for this family! One of my favorite things about them is that they absolutely ooze love and joy. It was obvious how much they care for each other and how much they genuinely make each other laugh. I love that I got to celebrate their beautiful family a year after the birth of sweet Harper.
First of all, can we all just pause and admire the coordination in these outfits? I always tell my clients that coordination is more coherent and pleasing than going matchy-matchy. I think I may have found a perfect and gorgeous example. (I also can’t claim any credit for helping… this is all their amazing mama, Sarah!)
I don’t think I can begin to tell you how much I love photographing this family. I adore how the kids love each other so much (not that there’s not any squabbling, because, yes, they are normal siblings) and pull it together for the sweetest photos. They encourage each other, compete, giggle at their daddy’s antics, and claim snuggles in-between shots. After years of photographing them and knowing their family, I really love how they say my name (let’s be honest, Alzbeta is a mouthful for most adults) and greet my babies (Jude was a tiny stowaway on this shoot). I always know that a shoot with them is going to be one filled with all kinds of silliness and joy, and I honestly had a hard time narrowing down photos to share, because there are so many fun ones!
Two years ago, this amazing family welcomed me into their home to photograph Bennett’s early days. It was one of my favorite sessions that year, and this one, despite being two years later, a whole different house, and with a new baby, is slated to join the ranks of that session. The big sisters welcomed me right in and told me all about their rooms, school, and upcoming adventures. Big brother made sure I knew he was really excited about tractors, and everyone, everyone, declared their love of this beautiful baby girl.
If I had to choose one word to describe this family session, it would be connection. I had to do so little directing, and it was beautiful. They came ready with giggles and snuggles from the start. Between hospital schedules, weather, and life in general, it took us a good four or five attempts to get this session done. We were up against a bit of a deadline as they were moving soon, and while the move is bringing them closer to family, it is taking them quite a ways from the mountains, and they wanted a photo session to document their time living near the Rockies. I think we succeeded. Views + joy + all the love = everything I love about this session.
Here we are, with the third (and final, for now) segment of Miss Harper’s welcome into the world. Sweet Harper has a big sister who has readily blazed a trail into the world ahead of her. She is sweet and wild in that little girl way, and I can’t wait to see her little sister follow in her footsteps. This is a family that loves each other fiercely and revels in all the joy a little one brings.