Documenting your family through the years is so important, but it’s extra special when the photos are in the place you do life together, your home. Of course take those beautiful outdoor portraits, but think about a lifestyle session where you are YOU. What does your family love to do? Bake cookies (or eat them!)? Make that the theme of your session and capture a real picture of your family at this stage of your story.
The M family invited me into their home for a session exactly like this. They baked cookies, snuggled under their favorite blankets, and shared a meal at their family table.
I can’t decide which part of the day was my favorite (probably when they baked cookies), but I loved all of the snuggly, joyful moments between them.
There are no bad ideas. The whole premise is to do something that you would normally do together as a family. These photographs are all about preserving your family’s stories. Remember that time you were baking together and Dad knocked the whole bowl onto the ground? Or little brother kept sneaking cookie dough? Or remember that time you took every blanket in the house into the living room and built a fort? Those are the memories that light up conversation at the dinner table twenty years down the road, how beautiful to have them documented through photographs.