Have you noticed that it really is the simplest moments in life that seem to bring us the greatest joy? Like when you spontaneously pack a lunch and hit the park on a sunny day with your kids. Or when you and your other half make a date night under the stars in your own backyard. Or those moments when you drop what you’re doing to make a living room fort with your kiddos, and it turns into an epic tickle fight.
about this sweet session
Why do we seem to hold onto and cherish those moments even more than some of our grandest outings? Maybe it’s that we let go of our expectations, plans, and added distractions and simply let the moment happen as it comes.
As a photographer, my greatest desire is to be able to capture the essence of those moments for families so they can see how beautiful it is when they are caught loving each other candidly. I want to capture the pure joy and bliss they experience together in these spontaneous moments.
So, for the Wyatt family of four (plus their loyal pup), we headed outdoors to a field illuminated by warm sunshine and surrounded by climbing trees to help bring out the spontaneity and adventure. For families with kids, this spot never fails in producing the sweetest candid shots. The lovely Wyatt family has two precious little ones, so I let them do their thing with minimal posing and some light directing.
Big brother and Dad climbed atop a huge tree branch as Mom and baby girl took their pup for a little walk down a tree-lined path. Then they all had fun lifting up the picnic blanket like a parachute before sitting down to enjoy the sunshine together. There were plenty of giggles and smooches between the four of them. They were so cute and fun to capture—they easily fell into the laid-back groove I was hoping for without paying too much attention to the camera.
Thanks for sharing this gorgeous afternoon with me, Wyatt fam! It was truly a pleasure doing this session with you all.