24 Apr Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Family Session
Mother’s Day is just around the corner which makes it a perfect time to book a family portrait session. Family sessions are a fun and memorable way to spend time with those you love. Now that is warming up outdoors and the puddles are disappearing, going to your favourite park means not having to worry about getting a soaker or having your family pet roll around in the wet grass. Soon the trees and flowers will be in bloom making for lots of beautiful locations perfect for a photoshoot.
Today, I wanted share with you some outdoor portraits I took of my brother and his family. I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t able to see my family much over the last couple of years with the pandemic making group activities unsafe. I was happy to be able to reconnect with them to take their portraits. You really notice the time passing when there are children in the family. All of a sudden they are so much bigger and it can make you sad to think of the moments you have missed. I’m happy that this summer is looking a bit more promising with more lenient COVID rules, but it’s definitely good to remember that the pandemic is not over just yet. Stay safe!
My brother lives in Embrun, Ontario (which is close to Ottawa) and found this nice park near their place. I love going to new areas that I haven’t been to before, especially when I am taking portraits. I find new locations often bring new life to photos. On this day, everyone was in good spirits for a portrait session and I really love the shots we captured.
Capturing mother and daughter interactions always warms my heart. The bond is so clear to see and just beautiful. I always try to get portraits of mom and each of her children alone. I especially love when I can get them laughing to capture those natural reactions instead of having all of the shots being posed. It gives you a small glimpse into their life and it’s absolutely precious.
You can’t forget dad! I love the goofiness and the fun nature of most dads and how easy it is for them to make their children smile. Family is so important and I love being the person who can capture the love shared between all family members.
I got a very cute surprise at the end of our session when my youngest niece, Alice, asked me to be her godmother. Admittedly, in the moment it was a bit hard to take these shots because I was overwhelmed by feelings of love and happiness. I am so grateful to be honoured with that position in her life. It was a very touching moment. It also looks like the sign was rather tasty!
If you are looking for some new family portraits, feel free to give me a shout. I would be so happy to capture your cherished moments together.