Be playful!

Wow!!! This…. this is what I LOVE to capture, these fleeting moments, the smiles, I can hear the laughter. THIS IS WHAT MATTERS at the end of the day. This is what life is all about!!

I had the pleasure to capture life for a fellow photographer Stephanie Connor, owner of Stephanie Connor Photography. Last year I reached out to Stephanie to see if she was interested in a family photo swap, I was excited when she said yes! I was happy to hear she wanted to do it again this year. I am so inspired by Stephanie’s work, she is amazing! It is nerve racking photographing another photographer hoping to make them proud. I always love working with Stephanie and her family. They make my job easy and I always have a blast. I am so blessed to know Stephanie not only for our cool photo swap set up but for our friendship as well.

I had not done any fall sessions this year as I am focusing on newborns but that said a fire was sparked in my heart tonight, and I remembered what I love so much about family sessions!

I can’t help but smile looking at these images. There is just something about playful images that melts my heart. Sure it is nice to get everyone smiling looking at the camera, but capturing real smiles and letting personalities shine through is what moves me to create. Be in the moment with the ones you love, be present and celebrate the magic!