When I mention my photography business, it is often assumed I shoot landscape or nature photography. Understandable, given that Moab is such a beautiful place (“the most beautiful place on earth” according to Edward Abbey). I would love to learn more about nature photography, but my passion is capturing the connection between people who love each other. Newborns and babies are my specialty, but I love family sessions too.
I love that this beautiful family took the time to capture who they are right now…just on the cusp of having teen boys, when it would have been much more difficult to capture their natural selves (the teen years have a tendency to do that to people!).
How adorable are these two? I love their smiling faces, but truth be told, I love their thoughtful, no-smiles, expressions even more.
Moms are usually the ones who value photography, and are excited to capture their family in portraits. Dads, not so much. I don’t like to say “Cheese” to anyone or to twist a guy’s arm to get into the flow of the photos. Three cheers to this dad who was totally relaxed and just enjoyed being with his family!
We ended up putting together a slideshow of their shoot to Colbie Caillat’s “Brighter than the Sun” and their mom shared with me that the boys keep asking to watch it again and again, and have showed it to everyone who comes over to their house. That was the best compliment I could receive!