Sometimes sessions with young kids don't go as expected. Ok, let's be real... they rarely go as expected! That's part of what I love about photographing children, though. This cousins session from the spring was one where the two littlest kiddos were just not feeling 100%. Despite that (or maybe because of that), the realness and sweetness shone through. Plus, teary and pouty photos are really cute and always melt my heart.
What to do when it gets too wet outside for beach adventures? Visit the Centre for the Salish Sea and learn about identifying orcas, which anemones are the stickiest, and that whales have phalanges just like people! I love photographing families like this, and these sessions are extra special when they are for dear friends (Stasia and I have been friends since we were 15!).
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Back at the beginning of February, I had a joint session at Beacon Hill Park with two families who wanted to give Grandma the gift of family photos for her birthday. What a wonderful present! I've photographed the H's and F's before but had never met Grandma, so it was a special session for me as well. The sun graced us with its presence to the delight of the kiddos who had been housebound for the few stormy days leading up to our session. With 7 kids under 10, things can get a bit wild, but it's such a joyous wild that you can't help but smile and have fun too.