This family. Gosh, we had so much fun.
This family lives in a small house in town. They love their home, but they sometimes feel like they’re drowning in stuff. No matter how much we declutter, said Mom, it is always cluttered. Well, that’s life with two little boys, right? I talked with mom beforehand and of course, pushed for having the session at home. By the end of our chat, she seemed to be with me on the idea that despite her reservations, their home was part of the story she wanted to capture. I can’t even begin to tell you how glad I am that I convinced her. (Here’s where I COULD say that the pictures do the talking, but I’m feeling fairly talkative today, so I’m going to keep going with the words).
Their house is AWESOME. It’s architecturally kind of cool — they think it was originally a side building of a larger estate — it’s tall and narrow and has lots of cool little details. Throughout the house, the family’s personal touches are everywhere and they’ve really used the space creatively and efficiently. And the boys were SO happy and comfortable and themselves there.
I definitely think these photos do a good job of telling the story of this chapter of the family’s life. The setting is part of that story. I happen to know that mom and dad love these photos now. And I’ll bet everything in my piggy bank that when these boys look at them in 30 years, — at those delicious ages, that little house, and all the love the family has obviously filled it with — they will be SO happy they have these photos.
This isn’t my first rant on having photo sessions at home. I’ve mentioned it before HERE and HERE, for example, and talked about kids’ rooms specifically HERE. The more photography at home I do, the more I wonder why anyone decides to do it anywhere else. Are you with me?
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