I photographed this lovely family many years ago before I officially hung my shingle as a portrait photographer. Their kids were in elementary school then, and now the twins are headed off to post secondary education come fall – wow, how time flies and my, how tall these kids have grown! Post session I was treated to a tasty beer I hadn’t tried before and sent home with a jar of their own honey. They are an active, intelligent, kind, and I’ll say it again, lovely family. They made my job super easy.
*For anyone who is interested in fresh local produce, the mom of this crew, Kathy, operates a CSA on their property, Vegetables Unplugged.
I love how casually her hand fell into his back pocket as they walked. It is my job and my delight to “see” and capture these loving gestures.
The family worked their formal wear as the twins were getting ready to attend their senior formal.
However I prefer my clients best in their everyday clothes as it speaks to more of who they are which easily comes across in their images. This family was wonderful for me as a photographer who enjoys capturing people in their natural element. They were relaxed, fun and took what little direction I gave them easily – a dream come true!
“It’s a perfect gift”, said my mother upon receiving updated framed photographs of my sister and I. Perhaps like me, buying for your mom can be challenging, especially when she seems to have everything she needs. However, unlike many things, receiving photographs of your loved ones never goes out of style.
In the post below this one I wrote about my aunt Marie. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly, and it was evident from the number of photographs she had hanging on her wall space of them all.
When was the last time you gave a recent image of your family to a loved one? When was the last time you received one? If it’s been 3 years or more, I would recommend that an updated professional photograph is in order, especially if you have children.
Gift certificates are available if you would like to give the gift of a family portrait session to a loved one, or call me and we can plan a session date with your family so that your mom receives a special gift this Mother’s Day.
*Please note, the latest I can do a session to have prints ready for Mother’s Day is Monday, April 27th.