This mama works very hard each year to help organize the Harry Potter Festival in Chestertown. Have you been? It's quite an amazing day of events, one that's made possible by an extremely dedicated and enthusiastic team of volunteers.
The two of us met after I offered to photograph the event (click the hyperlink above to see my pictures). Shortly thereafter, we scheduled a spring photo session for their family! With their eldest daughter's upcoming high school graduation and start of college in the fall, it was important to them to stop and record this chapter for their family, before the next one begins.
We chose to have their photo session at Kinnaird Point on Still Pond, a place that holds special meaning to them. During the planning for every one of my sessions, I help each family come up with something to do during their shoot to help put them at ease while I'm photographing them. This is usually something that they currently enjoy doing together.
For this family, they chose to take a stroll, chat, make each other laugh, and hang out. As I look through their photographs, I can picture them doing this everyday. In just the couple of hours I was with them, it's clear to me that they're a close family that truly enjoys spending time together.
This mama said the following as we were planning their session and it's something I can really see in these photos:
"... as they get older, every moment with them is precious. Chatting and hearing about their interests and concerns is more of a focus now than activities."