I am so incredibly grateful for friends who allow me to capture their family and the little moments in-between. The Wards live down the street from me, but have a beautiful 500-acre farm just outside of town. They invited me out to their farm one beautiful Saturday afternoon and I was awe-struck with not only their farm, but their love for one another. We had the best time explore the farm and all of the beautiful little hideouts.
Since I take a lifestyle approach to my sessions, I'm always a little trepidatious when it comes to photographing older children. I can handle the little ones who don't care less about me and don't want to look at my camera to begin with. But older children know the "picture" drill...they are used to being asked to stand and "smile"....and while I do love capturing a pretty smile with everyone looking at the camera, the in-between moments are my favorite. I love watching a family interacting, playing and being silly together. I love getting a glimpse of their REAL life - not just the "pose-for-the-camera" look. The love the wards have for each other is amazing and I am so honored they allowed me to capture a piece of their life. xo