Hmmm, well…what can I say about this famiy? They are good friends of ours and I love getting to not only visit with them but photograph them! Andrea (mom) asked me to take some updated photos of her boys since Will turned on in May and these would be his milestone photos. I convinced her to let me take them to Apps Mill in Brantford / Paris area, hike along the trails with our kids (Liam came too!!) and take photos by the water. And I also convinced her to update their family photos….I mean if we’re going through all that trouble to get to the location, may as well get some of the entire family altogether 😉
I thoroughly enjoy photographing not only children but families too. I have this selfish part of me that loves to capture those family images that will hang on walls and be looked at throughout the years – and I have to note, this family has MANY photos that I have had the honour of taking for them over the past 3+ years all over their walls…and on shelves…and on bulletin boards….it’s pretty neat, actually. Parents take photos of their kids quite often….cell phones, little point and shoots, etc., but to get a photo of everyone together looking all spiffy in good clothes and such…well that’s rare. Don’t get me wrong, the photos of the kids are cherished too, but there is something about a great family photo that just gets me! It’s always fun to get those nice photos of the family standing or sitting together and looking at the camera, but I also enjoy the candid family photos that show the fun that you have together and the more laid back side. I think the love shines through when families just interact (and I gently direct). Here are a few of my favourites from these more candid family photos !
Just because it was little brother turning one, doesn’t mean big brother John can’t play with the balloons. Kids love balloons….there’s just something about them that is magical….yup, ballooons and bubbles!
I love the one on the far left….he thought the balloons were just fun to shake around and to go crazy with! He just kind of enveloped himself admist a sea of balloons!
Gah – this smile just melts. my. heart.
Big brother John looks pretty darn handsome here!!
Love this set of candid family photos! I can’t remember if we asked them to hug but somehow they ended up in a bit of a cute looking headlock lol….boys will be boys!!
Having your dad throw you up in the air over and over is a fabulous way to end a wonderful photo session if I do say so myself!!
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