guess who just turned one?! this little one! to celebrate her turning one, we wanted to showcase the love, fun, craze and wildÂ dynamics ofÂ their beautiful family of five. and so we came up with the perfect location in los gatos with a few awesome ideasÂ toÂ let them have a real family fun photo session.
on the day of the session, i received the best text everÂ from mom: asking if it was okay for the two older kids to wear their darth vader and cookie monster outfits. i think that i over enthusiastically texted back YES. many of us have encountered the days (even weeks) when your child does not want to wear anything but. and that’s one of the many beauties of childhood, theÂ funÂ of playing dress up combined with a bit of the stubbornness of not wanting to take them off. but i think that it’s awesome because as much as we would rather have them wear something else, it’s a part of their short childhood and i love encouraging that, even for family photos. i will note that the kids did wear their nice clothes underneath the costumes and surprisingly, once they arrived at the location, they wanted to get out of them. funny kids.
this session just totally explodes with everything that i love about family sessions. learning about what makes aÂ family unique and bringing that into their sessions. together we create something unique and full of their personalities that they look back and reminisce about the fun photo shoot while havingÂ beautiful photos to cherishÂ for the years to come. and knowing that their children will look back at these photos and see all the fun they have as a familyÂ just strengthens why i love what i do.
anyway, here’s just a glimpse of their family fun photo session: a light saber duel, cupcakes, cupcake frosting war, pirate boat racing, rubber ducky racing, unbelievable amount of splashing in the creek and endless cuddles.