If I can shoot families in their homes where all the chasing, playing, crying, working and growing happens for the rest of time I definitely will. This family moved into a gem of a home, their forever home, and I was so lucky to be able to tell the story of their first stages, just a few months after they moved in. Utah has it's share of gorgeous homes with loads of character and this growing family is just the perfect match.
I've long admired the brilliant, creative work of Amanda Jane Jones, founder of Define Magazine and designer of Kinfolk, (take one look at her Instagram and see why) and so meeting and photographing her little family on our recent trip to Chicago was a delight. It was windy and chilly and everything a session at the lake in Chicago should be. Their family was carefree and loving and their children had me wrapped around their cute fingers from the start but the best part was seeing how Amanda and Cree love and respected their energetic children. These images are so very minimalist, that Lake Michigan makes for a perfect backdrop, with all the focus on that joy in their family and I can see them being favorites of mine for a long time coming.
Your arms full of wild and happy boys, it's a good way to live life. It's been awhile since I shared a proper motherhood session and my last session with the talented Chrissy Powers is the the perfect one to share. I don't know if any mama has ever handled two busy boys with so much grace and smiles. If you don't follow her, you should, she is a wonderful writer and source for good.
I had the sweetest privilege to be able to tag along on this shoot with Lyndsey Yeomans last time I was in California. I'm bound and determined to have some of that girl's talent rub off on me and figured spending time with her was a good way to have that happen. I'm still swooning over all that curly hair that gorgeous mama/daughter duo had. That little girl Arden had character coming out of her ears and it was so fun to watch her love on her mama. This California home was recently remodeled and the light couldn't have made me happier that day.
I've been pleasantly surprised with how quickly my summer schedule is filling up. So if you've been thinking of booking a session get ahold of me sooner that later so I can get you on the books before they're full!
if there was ever a better piece of advice i’ve been given it would be this, to be sure to treat everyone as if they were going through something hard, because they are. we all are, it’s why we are here. and that everyone is doing the very best they can do. it makes it so much easier to open your heart and love the people around you the best that you can. we made some images at one of my favorite places in utah for this lovely family and i am so glad to share them with you. if you want your own images to hold onto and share with your favorite people, shoot me an email and we will make it happen.
I will never stop being grateful to be able to make photos for families. To give them a tangible glimpse of how beautiful their love was like in this moment. I love the thought that as fleeting as time is, especially those years when your children are young, that my families can go home knowing that the time that they are in is documented forever. If you’d love precious photographs of you with your little ones, send me an email and let’s hang out.