Tabitha reached out several months ago because she needed to update her family pictures. It had been several years since they had them done… and it was way past time. Tabitha and Dusty have two BEAUTIFUL girls and while it may have taken them a few minutes to get over their stranger danger… they did a fabulous job and we had a lot of fun. Family sessions will always hold a special place in my heart. They are a lot of work for mommas… and dads never really want to be there. The kids have usually been bribed with candy, food, or a special toy. What makes me happy is when it is all said and done, and mom finally gets to see her images, she sees her family in a new light. She sees the giggles, the love, and all the beautiful little pieces of her family. That is what I think a true family session should be like. Tabitha, I hope you cherish these images and put them up everywhere.
Tabitha and Dusty have two absolutely beautiful girls. Lexy is 7 years old. She’s quiet, shy, and takes a little bit to warm up. She is a great big sister and knows just how to help get giggles from her little sis. Lexy took a few minutes to warm up with me. I’ve learned a long time ago, to give them their time and their space. I also happen to know a couple of ways to get them to break out of their little shell a little faster. It didn’t take too long at all and she was smiling at me and having fun. Kelsy is 2 years old. She’s full of energy and raring to go. Kelsy stayed pretty close to her daddy in the beginning… but I realized that she was pretty interested in all of the nature that surrounded us. As soon as we stopped taking pictures after the first few minutes, I let them collect rocks and had them sit down to count them. It was beautiful to watch the girls work together and explore.
Once I was able to get the girls laughing and giggling – we got back to our purpose. I wanted to tell the story of this sweet family. The love you can feel from them is truly beautiful. The girls are at such a sweet age and I could tell at every moment that mom and dad were so proud of their family.
I asked mom what the girls enjoyed doing together and one of the things she mentioned was reading, so I asked her to bring a couple of books. These images just stole my heart. If you look closely – you will see that Kelsy is imitating everything that her big sister was doing, including how she laid beside her. These moments are priceless. These are the moments that I want to capture for parents. They are fleeting and before long these little girls won’t be so little. However, my hope is that they look at these years down the road and can still hear the laughter.
Can’t forget to get a few pictures of mom and dad.
Beautiful Evolutions Family Photographer
This year I changed how we structure our family sessions. I am a big believer in telling stories thru images, but there is something about a family session that I think that holds even more true. Every little detail that I try to capture tells a story. Watching a mom pick and choose which images she will keep honestly just breaks my heart. So going forward, all of our family sessions include the fully gallery that is sent to you. I want each family to see their family the way that I see it. I want the little details to be just as important as the big beautiful picture that goes above the fireplace. Want to see some more of our family life inspired sessions – head over to the Beautiful Evolutions website.
We are now booking Spring Family sessions for April and May – before Texas gets too hot!