Years ago I had the most treasured opportunity to photograph Olive's debut into the world and it was my greatest pleasure to meet her again four years later. After a dreamy evening dancing in the sun and picking flowers and making babies laugh we all left a little lighter from this session. The Alpine Hills are one of my favorite places to spend time in Utah and it was so nice to share it with this family. The most soulful children and thoughtful, patient parents, I took a few parenting notes all along the way.
The thought of telling the story of their first days to these little people entrusted to us is so sweet to me. These years that they will remember only by the stories we tell, the photographs they have, stories of love and patience, where they were cheered on and kept safe and even though half the time we felt as though we had no clue what we were doing we tried our best for them.
While in San Francisco I was able to meet this beautiful family and watch them dote on their sweet baby Marlow. This session was a dream for me. Music playing, dancing, books read, snacks shared, it was one of those super relaxed sessions that felt like I was able to capture them in such a honest, real way. Not rushed or staged, just handing out capturing the love and heart in their lives, full and whole.