Ottawa Family Photographer :: The Holman Family

One of the most valuable lessons I think I’ve learned as a mom and photographer of small children: embrace the chaos. When I met with the Holman family for their session last weekend I was greeted with a less than thrilled toddler. Sweet, adorable little Charlie…he took one look in my direction and broke out in tears! And I totally get it. I’ve been there more than enough times. Kids are sometimes scared of the unknown and there’s no telling how they’ll react. And as a mom…oh gosh, if I had a dollar for every time my own kids did the exact opposite of what I wanted them to do I’d be a very rich woman 😉


I’ve learned that with small kids it’s best to let them take the lead…especially if they are nervous or apprehensive. Let them be happy and involved in something they love and document the family enjoying those things together. The result ends up telling a story…a little slice of their lives. And in this case I think it ended up working out well. Big sister Alex (who is a fantastic big sister by the way!) even found her own fun playing with her brother and enjoying the swings a bit too. 😉 What I love most about this session though is the genuine love everyone has for each other. It’s so inspiring to document that.

Thank you so much for the fun afternoon Holman Family! 🙂



To book your very own fun session with Ottawa Family Photographer, Danielle Lynn Photography, please contact me today! My sessions are booking faster than expected this year so don’t wait too long to book yours! 🙂


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