Not MY backyard actually – their backyard! But I’ve been thinking about this concept for a while now & this session was like the last piece of the puzzle. I will make an announcement about these special sessions soon!
I was invited to come photograph the whole awesome family as a Mother’s Day gift. Elyse is a treasured friend that I’ve kept in touch with in spite of moving hours & hours away & big job changes for both of us, so when she contacted me for this shoot the 1st thing I responded was something like: “You mean see you in person & give you a big hug???? Hell yes!” And when it came down to choosing a location near Lacey, NJ they chose their Mom’s backyard. Kinda perfect.
A mix of lifestyle photography & posing is what I usually bring to my sessions but even with direction from me the vibe at this backyard session is casual & relaxed in these images.
This was Take Two of just the the two of them. Which was happily interrupted by ….
Crinkly noses make room for the biggest smiles. 🙂
This big sister was awesome during pictures as long as she was near her loved ones. But when I asked if I could take some of just her she shook her head No. Then when we were pretty much all done I got a gentle tap on my shoulder & her aunt told me she was ready for “her turn.” I gained her trust & was rewarded with this sweet expression:
Thank you to the Baumer family for inviting me with such open arms. Big hugs all around!
Happy to be so,
Bonus: Take One. When your whole beautiful family is gathered for pictures just for you, your emotions can run high. Happy tears flooded in when she looked into her man’s eyes.