When Kate first contacted me about photographing her family, I was so excited that she truly understood lifestyle photography. It's a hard concept for some people - invite me into your home but then try to pretend I'm not there. Typically for an in-home session I'll do a combination of posed, semi-posed, and purely lifestyle, which is exactly what we did here. This is the home Kate and he sister grew up in, and she wanted to make sure they captured as much as possible in case the family ever moves away. My favorite part: baking their traditional family cookie recipe. They even had the original copy of the recipe. Thanks guys for letting me into your home and sharing a glimpse of the love and memories you've shared there.
One of the BEST parts about photographing families is watching them grow. I first met this little family a few years ago when I photographed them on a super cold day (quite possibly the first time Oliver saw snow). This year I had the pleasure of photographing their extended family, as well as just the three of them again (almost 4!) on a gorgeous fall day. Oliver isn't always the smiliest kid, but on this day he gave us some pretty good ones. :) Enjoy!