It's so hard to believe it's been a year since I first captured photos of this amazing little family. Little Asher is so grown up, seems like just yesterday he was a precious newborn! This was one of the last family shoots I had booked before I take a break to prepare for the arrival of our own little babe. The park was beautiful and the weather, perfect--one of the last warm days left of summer. Thank you Middleton's for letting me capture your family love!
It was so great spending the day shooting with this beautiful family. We chose one of my favorite locations and it turned out perfectly! It's not always easy shooting with a crowd but after lots of goofy faces and laughs, I'd say we nailed it! Thanks Graver family for letting me capture your family memories.
Such an exciting time for this beautiful little family! I've been working with them since little 'E' was just a few days old, and now they are expecting their second baby girl! We met at the beautiful Alderbrook Resort for the maternity photos and had such a fun time! It rained for a while but thankfully the clouds parted for a bit and we were able to ditch the umbrellas! Even if PNW gives you rain, here's proof you can still make beautiful images. I think my favorites are of mama and daughter in those elegant white dresses...seriously, no woman should get photos of her bump without a maternity gown! This was also my first time assembling a DIY flower crown, I put it together last minute on the way to the resort (the hubby was driving, of course), but it turned out ok and I was pretty stoked about it! All aside, it was so special to be apart of this amazing new milestone in their lives. Thank you Sanchez family, loved spending time with you again!
Now these are the kind of family sessions I enjoy. The ones where I let the parents play with their baby, only giving slight suggestions here and there so they can be relaxed and enjoy themselves in their element...and I get beautiful moments like this in return. Sure, I ask them all to look my way for a moment for a nice 'family photo' for the grandparents... But in the long run I find posing really restricts my personal style. What I really want to capture is the real you, the you that wasn't under pressure of being watched. As if I were only a passer-by, catching a sweet glimpse of an adorable family enjoying the park with their toddler. I know the toddlers prefer it this way too. You get those heart warming, joyful laughs and giggles from them as the parents tickle and share silly gestures with them. You get those proud dad grins as he glances over at mom bouncing baby on her knee. You get those warm, snuggly hugs from mom squishing baby's cheeks together...these are only precious moments that you would otherwise completely miss if you posed the family 'perfectly.' And oh how quickly these moments fade into the background. Life is not perfect, especially parenting and building a family. But to me that imperfection is beautiful. And that's why I do what I do. This is why I only wish to be that 'passer-by' capturing your small little outing at the park.
Needless to say, I am so excited to post this session! Thank you so much Josh and Lindsey, love you guys! Enjoy this series of photos of our fun day at the park!
ANGIE JEAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Pacific Northwest Wedding and Lifestyle Portrait Photographer.