A Different Kind of Session | Elkhart, IN Documentary Photography

Hey hey!  I am almost through busy season.  A few more big sessions to go before it's officially too late to get pictures back for Christmas Cards!  Whew!  I am still feeling pretty energetic about it all, likely because I have had such stunningly gorgeous sessions lately like this and this and this!  They have kept me excited to keep clicking!

The session I am sharing with you today is just as pretty!  We got some great formal shots despite the wind and the 30 degree temperatures. 

Stick around to the end of the post!  Allison, a photographer I went to high school with, requested some pictures of the family just hanging out, doing their thing.  I love this.  This is what I shoot every day, after all.  My kids and husband doing their thing, holes in their mismatched clothes and all.  She mentioned how hard it is to take the camera out when you're so caught up in mommy-ing (thank God for iPhones!) and how she wanted great pictures of her mom, dad and brother with her children as well.  When mom is a photographer, there aren't too many of her with the kids in *real life* doing their thing either! I definitely feel her on that!

I've been dying to do this kind of session.  I would love to do more.  You don't need to clean or wear matching clothes.  You don't need to prep.  You just need to have me come over for a couple hours and act like a fly on the wall---very similar to my film sessions.  Enjoy this peek at an extended family on a Saturday morning.

But first, the formals!

I'm cold just thinking about this session!  It was down-right blustery!  We moved inside next.  This is where the magic really happens.

These are very involved grandparents who love to play with their grandchildren.  It was so fun to be a part of.

The highlight of my day was when Maeve wanted to take her socks off.  The whole family begged, "No! Please! It will stink!  Don't!"  Oh, that got her grinning big time.  Hello, natural smile!  When she took off the socks (after ample teasing) the whole room erupted in a giant "No!!!!!"  I mean, you would have thought their team just fumbled in the last drive of the championship.  Enthusiastic.  This got everyone giggling.  I was grinning from ear to ear. 


The last thing I captured on Saturday was a tradition I'm sure Maeve will remember for years.  She looks forward to playing farm with Grandpa every time she comes for a visit.  We had to take a couple pictures!  Be sure to check out Allison's work if you are in Indy!  Have a good day.