I’m excited to show you this session, friends. I was asked to take First Communion portraits of the beautiful and lovely S. As soon as my intern Anna and I arrived, she was all ready to go and looked absolutely stunning in her gown and veil. It was a beautiful but chilly day, so we headed outside to take some shots while we had good light and wouldn’t get too cold. I love that their home is the background for these images. It becomes a character in the story of this special time.
It was chilly but S was a trooper. She told us absolutely hilarious stories about her and her best friend. There was no trouble getting a smile out of this kid!
When we had had our share of the chilly outdoors, we went inside. There was beautiful light pouring in from upstairs. I had S stand at the bottom and look up, hands clasped in prayer. No special equipment or techniques here, folks. Just finding the light and knowing how to use it.
The light in their home was amazing everywhere.
Once we captured some great shots of S in her gown, she changed out of it and we moved on to family shots. Little Brother D was not interested. His mother saw this image, laughed out loud, and immediately purchased it. Sometimes we don’t need the images of everyone smiling directly at the camera; we need the ones that capture our loved ones’ personalities. This image captured Little Brother in all his two-year-old glory. The black and white not only added to the mood, but is also a mirror to a toddler’s world: black and white (I speak from currently being in the trenches of a two-year-old boy’s life).
This image is beautiful to me because of the way Mum and Dad are doting on their children and the children are completely unaware.
Family portraits in front of their amazing dining room window. They had white gauzy curtains hung up so it created this lovely diffused light. It was like bringing a studio with me!
I always ask if Mum and Dad want some shots together alone. It’s nice to take a moment and celebrate the two people that brought all this love into the world and made a home and a life together.
I absolutely love this last one. So in love. So much joy. Life is beautiful.
Thanks for allowing me into your beautiful home, D Family! Anna and I had such a great time with all of you. Your home and your family are full of so much joy and light. Thanks for letting us capture it.
(and Anna too!)