Gosh this family was a blast to photograph! Marilyn reached out to me a few months ago asking about a session, but they wanted to mix in some baptism photos for her little girl + she wanted a "Mountain" look!
I knew just the place, sent her some photos I took there recently and she approved!
You never know how the fall weather in Utah is going to be, but boy did we luck out this night. It was absolutely beautiful and this family was such a fun bunch!
If you know me, you now I love it when you bring your dogs, cats, whatever to your session because I feel that they are just as much a part of the family. Sometimes they even listen better than the kids ;)
Do your kids loved to be tossed in the air? I know mine did + their giggles were killer. As soon as I told Dad to play with the kids as though I'm not there, the first thing his little boy wanted was to be tossed. It brought back so much nostalgia being able to listen to him giggle as he flew into the air over + over again until it was Claire's turn.
Marilyn is so beautiful and she would truly get down and laugh + giggle with her kids during their shoot. They had a special handshake that went along with their chant and it was so special. I hope these kids remember it forever + pass it along to their kids as well.
I received an email from Marilyn telling me how much fun her husband had during their session and he even said that he would do that again! Gosh, that is how I love my sessions to go. I never want them to feel like an actual photo session. I want you to leave feeling like you just spent an hour playing with your kids and having a good time together. This is what makes your images mean so much more.
Posed images are great + I still capture a few each session, but that's not what life is all about. Life is about the relationships we have with one another + the memories we choose to make together. Time well spent with the people that matter most while having fun + laughing as much as possible.