Avant Gardens was the perfect spring location for this family session. The tall grasses from last summer were soft and golden among all the fresh green coming in. It provided a perfect backdrop for a bit of fun with the family. The children were all so sweet and I loved seeing how they interacted with one another. Having older brothers myself, I was happy to see how affectionate the boys were to their little sister.



With three children in this session the evening was full of excitement. Allison, Clay and Maddox are cousins, can you tell? Everyone has pretty blue eyes which matched the color scheme perfectly! Knowing the colors they were planning to wear, I developed a color scheme that would work well for boys and girls. I made a quilt top, (which I’ve decided to call the lily pad quilt), colorful pom-poms, paper fans, fabric bunting, and a bouquet of flowers. Nathan made the tent and bench just for the little ones. I think all the little details enhanced the session to create a whimsical approach to taking family photographs. As some may already know, I prefer spontaneous posing with gentle guidance. I like creating a lovely set in a pretty location and seeing how a child reacts. I would much rather have subjects that are enjoying themselves rather than working against natural inclinations.

See more details from this session here.


Remember this lovely family? Their mini accordion albums came in this past week.

Mini accordion albums are an excellent way to show off your family, and they’re just the right size for your purse or pocket. Did you know that they come with two of the photography session investments?