I love meeting friends of friends. This family shared their pictures with some good friends of theirs who live in Colorado, Ernie & Branden. A couple times in the past year, Ernie has emailed me and asked questions about my photography since she is a photographer as well, outside of Denver. When they started planning their annual trip to Texas to visit their friends, she emailed to see if I could capture her family while they were in town. It worked out perfectly that we both had a morning free, so I finally got to meet my email friend, and her beautiful family!
It's always a little intimidating photographing another photographer and their family. It can feel like my skills are being critiqued! But the results of our session are some of my very favorites of my work, ever. I had so many favorites that I wanted to blog, as you will see once you finally get to the end of this post... miles and miles from now!
Normally, the Dad in the family is typically just "there" for the session because he has to be. It's a bit of a grind for guys to get their pictures taken, I'm not sure why! But this Dad? He just played and played and played with his boys, resulting in natural, fun, AWESOME captures! (if I say so myself...) I'm sure he was just being his typical great-dad self who probably always plays with his boys at home! I'm so glad he did the same during our session! (the kids respond to that, too, and can feel more at ease with Dad being fun and playful!)
Isn't she beautiful? One of the main priorities of the session was to get Momma in the pictures! Being the photographer in her family, of course she is usually behind the camera, not out front! Her boys need some pictures of her with them so they can look back at these early days with their lovely Mom.
Dodge the leaves!
S is one lovey little guy! Sweet kisses for everyone.
Outfit change! I love when families bring a change of clothes. It just adds variety and gives a new spin to the session. And I've said this a million times here, but I'll say it again, hats + small children = CUTENESS!