I am soooo excited to be able to share these- they’ve been a long time coming!
Karesha and I have been in touch for over a year, trying to sync schedules and make it work to get together for a session- it’s crazy to believe that it’s been that long!
This year, however, we were determined to make it work! Since we were already going to be in Billings, and because of some news that I’m going to be announcing soon, I wasn’t available for another date. We had this one particular morning- or that evening-to squeeze in a session, and since their little one is an early riser anyway, a sunrise session seemed to work the best! So, we managed to fit this fun and adorable family session in before we left Billings and headed back to Wolf Point!
I’m so glad we did! This sweet family visits this park frequently ride bikes and enjoy the outdoors together, and we could tell instantly that there was no place that Henry would rather be, even first thing in the morning! What a beautiful example of a family that is taking time to spend with their child, and train him up to appreciate the beautiful creation that we have to enjoy, as well as appreciating just spending time together that is unplugged and real!
A super cool example of that happened while we where on location, and it actually ended up being one of my favorite sets of images. We all want pictures of everyone looking at the camera and smiling, right? Those are the ones we want for our walls and phones, etc. However, one of MY personal favorites is to capture the in-between moments, the natural interaction and smiles of your family that are just… real.
I don’t remember who found it first, but when we were getting set up for a family shot, someone seen a Praying Mantis on the grass. The fascination, excitement and happiness that small event inspired made me so happy! Not having children myself, it’s such a wonder and a joy to see those little minds see, feel and experience new things- and to be able to document that for their parents is a special privilege when it comes up for me.
We’ve known Nick and Karesha for years, but we hadn’t had the chance to meet Henry until this shoot, and I have to say, we were a little curious how he would do.
We knew that he was just a couple years old, and it’s crazy to think that the bulk of his life has been lived during the pandemic! So, we were thrilled about the fact that as soon as they got there and Karesha opened the back door to get him out of his seat, he was all smiles and waves and cheesing it up for the camera. We love that little boy!
We ended up having the most wonderful sunrise session, even if the sun didn’t really make an appearance 🙂 While I could go on forever about this sweet family, I’ll just let you enjoy some of our favorite images from their gallery 🙂