This is my first family session since moving to Knoxville, and it was phenomenal! We all got up for this 8am session so we could have that nice, dreamy light. And the boys are morning kids! So they were in a wonderful mood and ready to play!
Wanna know why I love doing family sessions so much? Because with me, it's more than just smiling at the camera. It's about playing. It's about creating new memories. It's about laughter.
It's about family.
My main goal is to capture the love and connection that a family has, because there is nothing better than that. So before this session I told Ashley: "Start thinking of things that make them laugh, even the littlest things. Bring some of their favorite toys or some kind of activity you can do as a family. Like bubbles!" And yes, there were LOTS of bubbles.
During this family session, we played tag, we had tickle fights, we had piggy-back races, frisbee throwing, and even bug hunting. It was an absolute blast and the boys were exhausted at the end of it!
To warm the family up, we started with a simple "form a line, hold hands, and give the biggest, most craziest laugh to one another!" And Luke, the boy in blue, totally had fun with his laugh!
Funny moment: when I was sorting through the images, I came across the one below and died laughing! Look at the placement of the bubbles on his face! I did not alter this image in any way, this is how it was straight out of the camera!
So, I had heard from fellow photographers that the prompt "Play with mommy's hair" worked like a charm and produced such cute, intimate images... Well, after trying this prompt I'm sure it was meant for little girls! I told the boys to do this, and the result was NOT what we were expecting, but still incredibly cute and accurate! I still love the resulting images, though, because it still shows the love and smiles between mom and her boys!
These were all taken at Lakeshore Park in Knoxville, Tennessee. The weather was a bit humid, but still fairly nice! I definitely plan on shooting here again, and walking my dogs here! There were so. many. dogs.