I met this sweet family through the Little Creek Preschool program through Radcliffe Creek School in Chestertown, Maryland. Their eldest daughter was in my son's class last year. I'm so glad I had the chance to hang out with them and photograph them at their house recently. If it wasn't for that time, I never would have known that big sis is quite the firecracker! I would have gone on thinking that she was the shy and quiet girl from my son's class.
But in our home, in our sanctuaries, on our home turf; we're free to be ourselves, aren't we?
Big sis wasn't the only one having fun that evening; jumping off of a logs, climbing trees, and swinging on the tire swing. I learned that big bro is such a kind kid and really looks after his sisters. He's also quite the athlete and loves playing catch with his parents. Baby sis loves her swing set and following her older siblings around. I discovered she loves to be spun in circles by her mom and snuggled by her dad.
They are a very fun and easy-going family who loves spending time at home; on their various swings, exploring the nearby woods, and tossing the ball around. I not only enjoyed watching the kids be themselves, I loved watching their parents jump right in with them and have fun too.
Not only does having an at-home photo session make things easier logistically for parents and ensure a place you hold dear is documented in your family photographs, it means your family will be most at ease and free to be your true selves.
And that leads to photographs that truly show what your family is like in this chapter of your lives.
How you spend your time together. What makes you laugh. How you show your love for each other. Your true personalities and how you are together.
This is what I mean when I say I'm a family storytelling photographer. I want to tell this chapter of your family's story.