If you haven't noticed yet, I have a new look for the New Year. Along with the new look of my website, the slight adjustment to my logo, and business name (...yes, I actually, FINALLY decided to register a real-life business name with the state), I have slightly adjusted the focus of my business.
I am excited to continue to accept the types of sessions I have done in the past, but I also want to really focus on lifestyle and adventure sessions. If we are being honest with each other, lifestyle sessions have kind of been my thing from the beginning. I am not the backdrop, prop, studio, and extreme-photoshop-editor type of photographer. I like my photos real, raw, and fun. I want to capture the NOW, the REAL, the YOU.
So, what exactly do I mean by ADVENTURE? I like to believe adventure is subjective. What may be bold, exciting, new to you, may be an everyday thing for someone else. So with these adventure sessions, am I going to capture extreme, adult adventures? I hope so! More likely, I am going to be doing a lot of little adventures. Small adventures for the little ones. Sometimes that is just a hike in the woods. Sometimes it may be ice skating on a pond, or going canoeing. Little adventures for couples, families, and anyone, really. I think what I aim to get from focusing my sessions is to capture the playfulness, and the fun explorations of all types and all experiences of people. Let's have fun, and let's explore and experience together!
Yesterday I took my little explorers out to a place we had been many times before. I wanted to scope out the lighting this time of year for a potential session later in the month. As I was falling in love with the light, and with the play, and my son's gigantic new snowsuit that makes him look like an Antarctic research scientist, I realized how many photos and personal adventure + lifestyle sessions I had done for my own family. My own little explorers. Why am I not putting these on my website? They are the perfect example of the little mini adventure sessions I am hoping to photograph for clients. So without further ado, here is my own little family's adventure session.
What could possibly be more fun than photographing a session of three generations? Photographing three generations of one of your favorite families! This session was so much fun, and I even got surprise birthday cupcakes at the end of the session. Thank you, F Family!
Is there anything better than watching an amazing family grow? This sweet family welcomed this little guy in the spring. Aside from an absolutely adorable and perfectly sweet newborn, I absolutely love seeing older siblings with their new babies! This session was too cute to handle.
I also had the pleasure of capturing another one of my favorite families as a family of three before they became four!
Now that Christmas cards are DEFINITELY sent.... okay, okay, I have been MIA and avoiding updating the website! Time to play catch up.
One of my favorite photo families had some Christmas card photos taken at a Christmas tree farm, and it was COLD. They were all such troopers!
We had a sweet little visitor a few weeks ago who had just turned ONE! Luke was such a trooper, braving the frigid temps at his session. Happy birthday, little guy!
I never get enough of watching this family grow, mostly because I am guaranteed to laugh and play during the entire session. Plus, could they be any more adorable?
At G's One Year session, we also took some pretty adorable family photographs. Nikki picked out this location, and it has to be one of my new favorite places!
This family has such a special place in my heart. Not only is Nikki one of my best friends, but she is my first ever client and had a huge part in me pursuing photography. Plus, their family is the cutest, and I cannot wait for their third bundle of joy to get here. Q's little girlfriend is one year old, and seriously ADORABLE.