When this lovely mama, Amy, got in contact with me, I just knew I was in for a treat. She booked in for an outdoor family lifestyle session and knew exactly where she wanted to go. This gorgeous location was where she and her husband, Michael, got married and it’s where they celebrated their daughter’s first birthday. This also happens to be one of my favourite places for outdoor lifestyle sessions so it’s no surprise to hear that I was jumping for joy and incredibly eager to meet them.
As I was about to get in the car and head to the shoot, I got a message from Amy. It was a photo of her beautiful family of 3 enjoyed a picnic with a simple, “We’re here!”
Yep… it was confirmed. These were my kind of people.
The session itself was an absolute joy. They were full of life and love, connecting with one another while I stood back and clicked away, just soaking it all in. At one point they broke into song, singing “Open, Shut Them” (actions included). If you’re wondering if I joined in… YOU BETCHA!
Just as an added bonus – their little girl had the most stunning curls and gorgeous smile. And the face she pulls when sniffing roses is priceless (but that’s a face for the family to hold on to).
I had the best time with this family and only hope I’ll get to meet them again sometime soon.
When selecting a location, it really does make a difference when the family know and feel comfortable in their surroundings. Whether it’s in their own home, an outdoor location they know and love or it’s just that they are incredibly at ease in nature, you can tell how relaxed and comfortable everyone feels. It’s truly amazing how feelings that aren’t expressed aloud can be transferred to a photograph.
So, when it comes to selecting a location, you can certainly choose somewhere I know and love. However, consider places that have meaning for you and your family because your level of comfort can show in your images. I happily travel all over Melbourne and beyond so nothing is off limits.
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