I think it's pretty safe to say that you all know stylized sessions aren't my thing. Buuuuuut...every now and then I get inspired by a concept and give it a go. If you have an idea for your own family photo session, tell me! While I can't promise to make all of your wildest dreams come true, you never know what ideas might take!

These beautiful little ones had SO much fun splashing in their tub and I could not get over how dreamlike and summery the images turned out. I wish I had done this with my own kiddos...

My personal favorite image from this session can be seen HERE, by the way.

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Her mommy and I have been planning this session since last fall and when it finally came to fruition, the vision couldn't have been executed more perfectly. It was as if sundrops were falling onto our canvas that evening...painting with light and yellow and all things summery and breezy. As I was proofing these images, I kept thinking over and over, "My...this little girl is SO loved!" You can see it in the snuggles, you can see it in the way her parents look at her, you can see it in her own grin. She is a lucky little girl! Thank you, Chantal, for the honor of photographing your sweet little family.

[Be sure to see one of my favs from the session not shown here.]
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As the oppressive summer heat settles in, my mind can't help but to drift back to my favorite a setting on an evening that was pure magic. [last time we saw them...]

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And here's another one that seems to be growing up a bit too fast :-(. If you hang out with me on Facebook, you would have seen the one that makes me want to stand up and sing the National Anthem ;-).

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She had mentioned red, white, blue, and sparklers for her session. The day of, I happened upon the PERFECT quilt at an antique store. But the quilt and the sparklers aside, it was their comfort and connection as a family that made this session for me. Her son is such a gentleman. Her oldest daughter is full of life. And that baby girl is full throttle, no fear, she believes she can do anything, LOL! (I don't normally let kids climb on ladders at my session...they found it and there was NO stopping that little one!)

And they just take it all in stride. You can see the pride in mom's face when looking at what she and her husband have created together. You can see how much her husband loves them all. *That's* the kind of thing that makes me grin from ear to ear whenever I'm proofing a session: when you can actually SEE love.

(To see another one of my favs from this session, don't miss this one!)
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