I have a confession. The title of this post is actually hilariously misleading. Like any time I photograph young children, I showed up to A and R’s photo session fully expecting to be met with some age-appropriate apprehension, shyness and a whole lot of running around on my part. But once we got going, these two boys were actually a real treat! Dare I say, some of the easiest kids this age that I’ve ever photographed! For some in the 5 and under age range, having their photo taken can really be a tough sell. And I get it. Adult or child, I don’t know too many people who actually enjoy having a stranger stick a giant lens in their face and then be expected to act natural! But these two totally rocked it out and made my job soooooo easy! I barely broke a sweat!
A big thanks to their lovely Grandma for having me out to do these photos in her beautiful back yard. I’m so glad the family is enjoying the photos and I hope we have the opportunity to do these again in the future!
If you are interested in having your own family or kids photographed by Danielle Lynn Photography, please get in touch! With fall officially here it’s prime time to get outside and capture some fun family moments in amongst those gorgeous colours!
Here’s what I adored about this family session:
1) Mom and Dad were not afraid to get down and dirty with the kids. Wrestling, letting them climb trees, running, tickling and laughing. This made the session AWESOME. The kids were naturally happy and in their element and it made for lots of fun photos, both posed and candid.
2) This entire session took place within maybe 8 square meters, under a tree. To me this just goes to show that when a family is really engaged and ready to have a great time, location is secondary. Don’t get me wrong, choosing a nice location is important. But what’s REALLY important and what will REALLY make the session special is the connection between the family members and everyone’s excitement to participate.
3) Everyone in this family had a great relationship. I could tell right off the bat these guys were an active family and one that obviously invests a great deal of time in their children and letting them just be children. I loved that. It always translates into something totally unique and during a session it inspires me to see things differently and to search for what’s unique with each family.
Thank you SO much to the wild and crazy Fletcher crew. Both for choosing me as your Ottawa Family Photographer, and also for allowing me see your family in such a unique light. You were truly inspiring!
OH! And P.S. They are currently expecting their 3rd child and are on the hunt for unique baby names! Feel free to leave some suggestions in the comments below! 😉
To book your Fall family photos with Ottawa Family Photographer, Danielle Lynn Photography, please contact me today! I’m almost COMPLETELY full for Fall so book now to avoid disappointment! 🙂