I’ve photographed this family a bunch of times, and it’s been so great to be a part of the expansion! I was talking with Leslie (the mom) about expectations for a family picture. I think we are often programmed to think that the “perfect” family photo is one where everyone is looking at the camera and smiling. But I don’t know about you, but my family sure isn’t that way. We laugh and joke and play. So for me, the perfect family photo is one that captures us doing that. So I want everyone to consider how their family is together and what makes the photo perfect for them. If you have young children, please know that the chances of everyone looking at the camera with a natural smile, are slim to none. So if we all throw out this expectation, the whole process will be much easier.
I just love how these photos turned out, they really capture the love and fun in their family.