Today we are taking a look back at a family session from spring. I met the Fore family at their home for a food centered back yard session. Betsy reached out to me before Mother’s Day with the hope of capturing some images for her company, Tiny Organics. Not only was I thrilled to finally meet Betsy in person but extra excited she was pumped about a more stylized shoot. Nothing feels as nostalgic to me than a picnic so that’s exactly what we pulled together for this intimate family session.
Their is something magically about the first warm days after a long cold winter. We had an absolutely stunning almost summer like spring day for this backyard session.
Every time I walk into a clients home, or in this case their yard, I am able to get a true sense what type of family they are. The way they act on their home turf is often very different from the way they would act if we met at a neutral space. Observing from behind my lens I’m able to see an intimate look into home life. The Fore family was pure love and relaxation. The way they interacted with each other was intentional and kind. I saw the importance they placed on teaching their son about food and the environment through hands on gardening. They were patient with Sebi and each other. That serene love and beauty is what we were able to capture on camera.
I was warned going in to the session that Sebi didn’t like to have his picture taken. I would say 80% of clients tell me this before their first session so I wasn’t concerned. We quickly became buds and had so much fun together. The only hard part was getting him to stop eating!
Picnic sessions just may be my new favorite props. Now If you’ll excuse me I suddenly have a craving for a french baguette and strawberries.