I’m thankful to be able to share a Motherhood Collective post to end the year, after so many months of putting this project on the back burner. November through February are my absolute favorite months to shoot outdoors because of the luminous light and the lovely winter tones. I do so love my little family, and I adore these pictures. We are blessed! The days are long, but the years are so very short. We must always settle our hearts on gratitude.
But just keeping it real….
Parenting is hard. It is not for the faint of heart. And neither are family photo sessions. Listen friends, I am right there with you. Photo credits here belong to me (and a few to my little photogs in training) and this first picture took an act of God. (Not to mention how much thought and planning and purchasing goes into coordinating the clothing of SEVEN people – and a puppy, who is wearing an adorable sweater crocheted by my daughter). In the rush to get everyone dressed and to our location before we ran out of light, I forgot the little piece that attaches my camera to the tripod. Ok, fine. I solve problems all day long. I stacked the dog carrier on top of my step stool, and set the camera on top of it. Great, this will work. Then we’re all together happily smiling and interacting….and the remote. won’t. work. For. The. Love. The light is perfect. And we are just standing there feeling the happiness fading along with the sun. Finally, my husband figured it out and we were all happy again. Except, of course, for the puppy, who was like “ok I’m done now, time for my nap.”
All that to say….I know family photo sessions can sometimes seem daunting. I know you worry if your kids will behave. But the investment of preserving this moment in your family’s history is worth it. These pictures are priceless to me. And at least you won’t have me in your pictures pointing the remote at the camera (see outtake below).
Contact Amy for information about your family photo session. Winter sessions are gorgeous! Some January and February dates still available.
Be sure to follow our blog circle around to see a family film created by my friend in Alaska, Megan Marlene.
Sweet Caroline Photographie specializes in maternity, birth, newborn, baby, child and family photography. Serving Chattanooga, TN and surrounding areas including, but not limited to, Cleveland, Athens, Ooltewah, Signal Mountain, Lookout Mountain, Hixson, Soddy Daisy, and North Georgia.